CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Are you suffering from heel pain?
Does it often interrupt with your routine work?
Are you having difficulty walking?
Well, you may be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, which is one of the most common causes of heel pain.
With the extreme painful heel, I know you are overwhelmed and questioning yourself how to get rid of it as quickly as possible.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
What is plantar fasciitis?
Fascia is an internal connective tissue, which connects, supports and holds organs and other parts of our internal body structure.
Similarly, a fascia located on the plantar side of our foot that connects the heel and toes is known as Plantar Fascia. It gives support and absorbs shock while walking, running and jumping. It also helps in maintaining the curve of our foot.
Any repetitive injuries, causing multiple tiny tears to the plantar fascia, leads to inflammation, stiffness, and pain.
An inflammation of the plantar fascia is known as plantar fasciitis.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Following are common activities that often cause tension, stretching and tearing of Plantar Fascia.
- Excessive running
- Excessive walking
- Improper footwear
- Weak Plantar Muscles
- Flat feet
- Poor landing technique upon jumping
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Pain in the sole
- Tenderness on palpation on the medial tubercles of the heel bone
- First few steps in the morning are painful but decrease gradually
- Running barefoot or on toes and climbing stairs aggravate the pain.