plantar faciitis

Plantar fasciitis effects the bottom regions of the foot mostly the heel, arch and midfoot. When too much stress is put on the plantar fascia, inflammation, overtightening, and tearing may arise which can lead to foot pain. Usually the symptoms of plantar fasciitis present when you take your first step in the morning.

A certain trigger that may cause stress to the plantar fascia includes poor arch support, which is brought upon by frequently walking barefoot or wearing shoes with improper arch support. Other causes include obesity or a sudden increase in weight, increased physical activity, weak foot and ankle muscles, tight calf muscles, and arthritis.

If you’re feeling pain after sitting, walking, or standing for a long period of time, as well as when you first step out of bed or climb stairs, you may be showing signs of plantar fasciitis. To know for sure what’s causing you pain, it’s best that you get an x-ray taken of your foot.

Because plantar fasciitis is known to worsen over time, it’s recommended that you see with a podiatrist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and advised treatment plan.

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