Saturday, March 10, 2012

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

What Is Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain.
The most common cause of plantar fasciitis relates to faulty structure of the foot. For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.
Wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces puts abnormal strain on the plantar fascia and can also lead to plantar fasciitis. This is particularly evident when one's job requires long hours on the feet. Obesity may also contribute to plantar fasciitis.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, DPM
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
Heel Pain Doctor in Rocky Hill, CT
Podiatrist in CT
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  1. Well, most of the times plantar fasciitis only because of faulty structure of the foot...

  2. You can ease the pain by using appropriate footwear that is both suitable for the activity and is specifically made to reduce the plantar fasciitis pain. These are the top plantar fasciitis running shoes, and these are walking shoes for plantar fasciitis. If you are on a tight budget or you need to use them with more than one pair of shoes, get special insoles