Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the fascia (the tissue that covers your muscles) on the bottom of your foot becomes irritated and swell, resulting in pain.
The pain and tightness can be in the arch of your foot, the ball of your foot or in your heel. This makes it painful to walk and is often quite bad first thing in the morning leading to limping when you first get out of bed.
One contributing factor can be sudden change in type of footwear. If you normally wear trainers and then suddenly swap them out for holiday stilettos, this can put stress on your tissues, resulting in fasciitis.
Other causes of plantar fasciitis include change in type of exercise, prolonged walking (especially on uneven ground), and weakness in the supporting structures of the foot and ankle.
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Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
- Overuse/excess stress from exercising in a way that puts stress on the heel bone (e.g. running, dance, gymnastics)
- Flat feet
- Spending a lot of time on your feet
- Wearing shoes with little to no arch support
- Tight calf muscles