Have you felt a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot? Usually the pain feels worse with the first few steps after you wake in the morning or after long periods of sitting or standing. If you have these symptoms, you more than likely have plantar fasciitis.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot and connects your heal bone to your toes. Normally, your plantar fascia acts as a shock absorber as you walk, run or jump, supporting the arch of your foot. If stress on your foot on that tissue become too great it can cause small tears in your fascia. With repetitive stretching and tearing, it can cause the fascia to become inflamed and irritated causing plantar fasciitis.
The cause for plantar fasciitis is not always clear, but there are factors that can cause it:
- Obesity. Extra weight puts more stress on your plantar fascia.
- Certain Exercises. Exercises that put more stress on the heel such as ballet, jumping and long-distance running can contribute to an earlier onset of plantar fasciitis.
- Foot Mechanics. High arch, no arch, having an abnormal walking pattern, all of these can cause extra stress on the plantar fascia.
- Occupation. If you work a job that keeps you on your feet: mailperson, teacher, factory worker, etc. it can damage your plantar fascia by standing on hard surfaces or walking for long periods.
If you ignore plantar fasciitis, it could result in chronic heel pain that may make it unbearable for your normal everyday life.
The good news is you do not have to live with it. Dr. Dietrick has been getting fantastic results relieving plantar fasciitis. No more ridged medical boots, plantar night slings, or hours of exercises to do a day.
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