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Plantar fasciitis || Meaning, Causes, and Prevention

What is it?
Fasciitis is inflammation of the fascia. It most commonly affects the sole of the foot, hence, plantar fasciitis.


This is the most common cause of heel pain, it occurs when he plantar fascia (a ligament that support the arch and connects the the heel bone to toes) becomes inflamed and weakened.

The pain is often felt when standing or walking, especially when you place weight on it.

Risk factors
It may occur in people suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (rheumatic disorder of the spine), Reiter’s syndrome (inflammation of the urethra, conjunctivitis and arthritis).

Cause
Having flat feet or high arches, wearing shoes with little support, sports injury, direct injury to the calf muscles or ligament.

Prevention
Rest.
Stretching, icing when it feels inflamed or heating to get it warmed up, and taping the foot; adequate footwear with good support.

In some cases, professional may recommend steroid injections.

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Updated: September 17, 2017 — 12:18 pm

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The Author

SIRPHREN

Sunday Dapo OBEMBE is a Nurse, Blogger, and a writer. He owns MULTI-LOADED EMPIRE. Knowledge of health is wealth.

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