Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is characterized by inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects the heel with the toes. It can lead to intense, stabbing pain in the heel that is often worse after periods of inactivity. Some risk factors for plantar fasciitis are age (between 40-60), obesity, foot anatomy, and occupation (lots of time spent standing). If you think you may suffer from plantar fasciitis, see a physician. There are several good treatments such as physical therapy, night splints, orthotics, and some medications that can ease the inflammation.

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