Plantar Fasciitis Overview

By Andrew Heideman PT/ATC

Overview of Plantar Fasciitis 

Heel pain and foot arch pain is very common in today’s population. Plantar fasciitis is sometimes used as a catchall term to describe pain in the arch or heel. Plantar fasciitis can also be used to describe inflammation to the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. The purpose of the plantar fascia is to assist in maintaining stability of the foot.  If you want to learn more about this condition, please go to this Video.

If you are an athlete experiencing any type of foot pain, click here to read about common foot injuries commonly associated with athletes

Here are some common injuries associated with the foot :

JOI Plantar Fasciitis

Image of Inflammation of the Plantar Fascia

Plantar fasciitis

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