Could You Have Plantar Fasciitis?
Are you experiencing:
Sharp Pain under your foot in the morning?
Pain underneath your foot just after getting out of bed?
Dull Ache under the foot throughout the day?
More then likely we are dealing with Plantar Fasciitis
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Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is the Latin term for “inflammation of the plantar fascia”. The plantar fascia is a thick, complex ligament consisting of three bands that runs under the foot from the base of the heel to the toes. Among its many functions it serves to form an arch under the foot and helps propel ourselves forward with every step we take.
The plantar fascia is not a muscle, therefore is restrained in its ability to stretch or elongate.
This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the plantar fascia for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, micro-trauma and tearing will occur, causing pain, thickening and fibrosis to the fascia.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The main cause of plantar fasciitis is the tractional pull and stress at the plantar fascia under the foot.
There are a few factors as to why the fascia is overstretching:
- Repetitive activities
- Long periods of standing
- Genetic predisposition (Flat feet)
- Improper foot mechanics
- Weight gain
- Unsupportive footwear
- Walking barefoot on hard surfaces