Plantar Fasciitis

Symptoms



Plantar Fasciitis is best described as a pain in the plantar fascia tendon which runs along the bottom of the foot. It's a pain that is felt most often near the back of the tendon which is close to the heel and is usually most painful when taking the first steps of the day and also when standing for a long time or climbing stairs



Causes



Excessive overpronation(rolling inward of the foot)

Standing, walking, or running for long periods of time

​Having old, worn out shoes or shoes that don't fit properly

Tight achillies or calf muscles



Prevention/Treatment



Having the proper amount of support in a shoe

Arch supports

​Stretching calves and achillies

Icing the heel/anit-inflammatory supplements

Avoid standing/walking/running on hard surfaces

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