What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common type of heel pain. It is caused by strain or overuse of a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes, known as the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis often causes pain at the ball of the heel or around the itself and is usually worse during first steps in the morning.
Plantar Fasciitis is often caused from sudden or excessive running, walking, jumping or inadequate footwear.
If left untreated Plantar Fasciitis can become a chronic condition resulting in ongoing pain in the heel or foot
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
- Sudden increase in walking or running
- Excessive walking or running
- Sport injury
- Labor intensive jobs
- Improper footware
- Lack of stretching