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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

October 3, 2009 by apainintheheel  
Filed under Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis? What the heck is plantar fasciitis? Yeah, funny looking word, huh? Weird spelling too. Well, Plantar Fasciitis (sometimes mispelled as Plantar Fascitis) is an irritation of the tendon on the bottom of  the foot, called the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia tendon runs from the heel of the foot to the ball of the foot. Most of the time this inflammation manifests itself with severe pain in the heel of the foot.

plantar fasciitis can cause heel pain

The plantar fascia works kind of like a rubber band. It streches and contracts as needed. If the plantar fascia becomes damaged, it can tear, bruise or swell.

There are several risk factors that contribute to one having plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the plantar fascia. These factors include being overweight, diabetes, standing too long on your feet, being flat footed or having a high arch.

Plantar Fasciitis symptoms include pain in the heel while walking. Some might describe this pain like you are walking on bruises, or a knife or pin sticking into the bottom of the foot. This pain will be most severe in the morning when you first stand or after sitting for a period of time. Once you start moving around on the foot, the pain will lesson a little.

Do you have plantar fasciitis symptoms? Comment and tell us hear about them.

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6 Responses to “What is Plantar Fasciitis?”
  1. Al says:

    Since this an inflammatory condition it would be interesting to read about treatment with natural anti-inflammatory products like vitamin C and D.


  2. Pam McCall says:

    I have had this problem for the last two years. I have to share with everyone that I have discovered that it started when I began working from home on the internet and started spending many hours sitting. This summer I took some time off and it all but went away. I am now feeling the pain once again and I am back to work at my computer all day.

  3. I used to have it in both feet! My heels were definitely in pain (perfect name for your blog) but once I had surgery on both feet, at different times of course, I have never had an issue since and it’s been over 10 years. Best thing I ever did!

  4. Sophia says:

    The pain for me just started some time last week. I also work from home (7 years) and I also spend a considerable amount of time sitting in front of the computer. I wonder if there’s a connection there…

  5. i think the best running shoe is made by Adidas and also Nike*`,

  6. Chester says:

    This is certainly Awesome! Many thanks.

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