Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that spans across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. The plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing band that supports the arch of the foot.

Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, small tears occur where there is to much tension placed on the plantar fascia causing an inflammatory response and pain.

Causes

  • Flat feet (overpronation)
  • Obesity
  • Tight Achilles tendon
  • Increase in activities
  • Age (most common between the ages of 40 and 60)

Signs & Symptoms

  • Stabbing heel pain
  • Pain with first few steps after rest
  • Heel spurs can be present
  • Gait compensation or limping
  • Pain decreases throughout the day as plantar fascia stretches

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