Plantar fasciitis is a repetitive strain injury, usually felt as a sharp pain between the mid to inside part of the heel and arch of the foot. It’s at its worse when rising from bed or after a long duration of non-weight bearing, where the first few steps are very painful. Symptoms can resurface after a long duration of standing on hard surfaces and will present with a throbbing dull ache.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that stabilises the foot and keeps the bones and joints in position. Overstretching, repetitive over-use and bruising will cause microscopic tearing of the fascia, which will then encourage scar tissue to form. Scar tissue is non-elastic, making the fascia even stiffer and more painful.
Contributing factors to this condition are flat feet, being overweight, and poor fitting shoes with no arch support. Activities that can cause this condition include running, dancing, aerobics and occupations that require a lot of standing or walking on hard surfaces.
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- The different treatment options for Plantar Fascitis
- Is surgery an option for Plantar Fasciitis
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