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WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue on the sole of the foot that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. Its function is to support the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the term given to an inflammation of this tissue that can be caused by multiple chronic stresses to the tissue or a sudden event that causes an over stretching of this band of tissue.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Inflammation of this tissue can be both acute or chronic in origin. An example of an acute onset would be from a sudden overstretching of the tissue such as a quick increase in activity level or change in activity surface eg. Increasing your training level or running on a hard surface such as road as opposed to previous soft trail running. An example of a chronic onset of plantar fasciitis would be due to poor arch support in footwear such as wearing flip flops for a prolonged period or an increase in body weight such as during pregnancy. Over time the lack of arch s...

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