DID YOU KNOW?
Plantar Fasciitis (“PLAN-ter Fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the most common cause of heel pain in the foot. The Plantar Fascia is a flat band of tissue (ligament) that runs along the bottom of the foot (from your heel bone to your toes) acting like a shock-absorbing bowstring. This ligament supports the arch of your foot. Plantar Fasciitis is caused by straining this ligament and if not cared for properly will apply repeated strain, causing the ligament to develop tiny tears that lead to pain and swelling. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fascia to become irritated or inflamed, that is why proper footwear or support is vital in the prevention and treatment of Plantar Fasciitis.
Several conditions or activities can lead to Plantar Fasciitis and may require specific feet support or daily stretching to prevent or treat this uncomfortable pain. Although there is not one absolute cause for the condition, it remains clear that this condition, while painful, can be corrected with products such as footwear, night splints, sleeves, insoles and a variety of other Plantar Fasciitis products.
You are more likely to develop Plantar Fasciitis if:
Activities that over work your feet can cause too much stress on your heel and the tissue that supports your heel.
Symptoms and factors of Plantar Fasciitis:
The most common sign of Plantar Fasciitis is a dull or sharp pain on the bottom of your foot, usually closer to the heel. You may feel the worst pain after intense activities, first thing in the morning, and extended periods of standing or sitting.
Plantar Fasciitis is most common in adults between the age of 40 and 60 years.