planter fascitise

By redorangedog Latest Activity December 28 at 9:17 pm Views 1,437

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Your foot has thick, fibrous band of tissue (''fascia'') reaching from your heel to your toes. These tissues support the muscles and arch of the foot. When they’re overly stretched, tiny tears can occur in their surface. This can cause pain and inflammation.

Doctors once thought this type of pain was caused by bony growths called heel spurs. Now they believe that heel spurs are the result — not the cause — of pain from plantar fasciitis.

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What Causes It?

A number of things can contribute to plantar fasciitis. While men can get plantar fasciitis, it’s more common in women. You're also more likely to suffer from this condition as you age or if you’re overweight or on your feet for several hours a day.

Your risk also increases if you:

Wear worn-out shoes with thin soles
Have flat feet or a very high arch
Often wear high-heeled shoes
Have tight Achilles tendons, or “heel cords”
Have an unusual walk or foot position

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