The plantar fascia is a thick, powerful ligament that connects the heel bone to the bone in the front of the foot. When stretched or strained during the course of standing or walking, the plantar fascia may become irritated and inflamed, which can cause pain in the heel and arch of the foot.
- 1 in 10 adults will experience plantar fasciitis
- Most common cause of heel pain
- Most reported by recreational and elite runners
Common Causes and Symptoms
Plantar fasciitis pain is often described as a stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot near the heel. The pain is usually the worst in the morning but can be triggered by standing for long periods of time or when you stand up after sitting. Pain after exercise is also a common symptom.
- Occurs most often in persons 45-64 years old
- More common among women
- Those with flat feet or high-arches are at risk
- People who work on their feet have a higher risk
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