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Plantar Fasciitis

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fibrous tissue (plantar fascia) along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis can cause intense heel pain.

CAUSES

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

The condition occurs when the plantar fascia is strained over time beyond its normal extension, causing the soft tissue fibers of the fascia to tear or stretch at points along its length; this leads to inflammation, pain, and possibly the growth of a bone spur where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone. The inflammation may be aggravated by shoes that lack appropriate support, especially in the arch area, and by the chronic irritation that sometimes accompanies an athletic lifestyle.

RESOURCES

More Information

For more information on causes and treatments for heel pain, see the APMA website.

SEEKING HELP

When to See a Podiatrist

Be sure to visit your podiatrist if you have heel pain that does not resolve within a few weeks. 

Here at Podiatry Associates, we will help you determine the best possible treatment option to provide the relief you need. Contact us today!

Your podiatric physician/surgeon has been trained specifically and extensively in the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of foot conditions. This training encompasses all of the intricately related systems and structures of the foot and lower leg including neurological, circulatory, skin, and the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.

The information on this page is provided by The American Podiatric Medical Association.

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