Plantar Fasciitis is a condition caused by excessive stretching or tearing of the plantar fascia, a broad band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot connecting the heel bone to the forefoot. Excessive stretching of the plantar fascia can be caused by over-pronation, a sudden increase in physical activity, excessive weight on the foot or improperly fitted footwear. When the plantar fascia is excessively stretched, this can lead to heel pain, arch pain, and heel spurs.
Plantar Fasciitis most often presents as pain in the bottom of your foot near the inside of where the heel and arch meet. The pain is often acute either right after getting out of bed or after other periods of prolonged rest.
Proper treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with determining the cause of the excessive stretching of the plantar fascia. When the cause is over-pronation, an orthotic with rear foot posting and longitudinal arch support is an effective device to reduce the pronation and allow the condition to heal. If you have unusually high arches, treatment can include cushioning the heel to absorb shock and wearing proper footwear that gives proper support.
Other common treatments include wearing shoes that have a slightly elevated heel. When the Shoe Fits can assist you with properly fitting shoes and inserts to treat plantar fasciitis and help you avoid other related foot problems.
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Are foot problems widespread?
Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.