Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition caused by excessive strain to the plantar fascia of the foot
Plantar = the sole of the foot
Fascia = thick connective tissue
Itis = Inflammation
The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day.
The pain that is experienced can often be described as ‘a hot poker through the bottom of the foot’. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing.
If ongoing this condition may also result in a heel spur on the calcaneus (heel bone)
Groups at risk of developing Plantar Fasciitis
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Tips for managing Plantar Fasciitis