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Plantar fasciitis - is it holding you back?

This painful and annoying condition can come out of nowhere and can really hold you back from achieving your goals. Continue reading to find out the common causes and symptoms as well as a FREE rehab video to help you get back fighting fit!

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel or sole of the foot. The pain is usually worse in the morning, when you first get out of bed, and may improve after a few steps or with stretching. However, the pain may return after long periods of standing or sitting.

Other symptoms of plantar fasciitis may include:

  1. Stiffness and tenderness in the foot, particularly in the arch or heel area.

  2. Swelling or inflammation in the foot.

  3. Difficulty walking or standing for extended periods of time.

  4. Pain that worsens after physical activity or prolonged periods of standing.

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and sole of the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of the foot, becomes strained or injured.

There are several factors that can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis. Some of the most common causes include:

  1. Overuse: Repetitive strain on the plantar fascia from activities such as running, jumping, or dancing can cause small tears in the tissue, leading to inflammation and pain.

  2. Foot mechanics: Flat feet, high arches, or an abnormal gait can put extra stress on the plantar fascia and increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

  3. Obesity: Carrying excess weight puts additional strain on the feet and can increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

  4. Footwear: Wearing shoes with inadequate support, such as flip-flops or high heels, can also contribute to plantar fasciitis.

  5. Aging: As we age, the plantar fascia can become weaker and more prone to injury.

  6. Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes, can increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

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