What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (say “PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.
Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet.
You should check out the next infographic to better understand plantar fasciitis and to get information about possible treatments that can help you relief your foot pain:
Visiting a podiatrist to get a physical exam would be your best chance to getting diagnosed and started on a treatment program quickly. The popular opinion on any condition is that the longer you wait, the less probable it is that you will solve your problem quickly.
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