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Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition characterized by pain in plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. This condition typically causes stabbing pain in the heel, especially upon taking the first steps in the morning or after long periods of rest. Plantar fasciitis can also cause discomfort after standing or sitting for extended periods.


The symptoms of plantar fasciitis may include:

  • Pain: The most common symptom is a sharp, stabbing pain in the bottom of the heel or along the bottom of the foot arch. This pain is often at its worst in the morning when taking the first steps out of bed, but it may also worsen after long periods of standing or walking.

  • Stiffness: Some individuals with plantar fasciitis experience stiffness in the bottom of the foot, particularly after periods of rest.

  • Difficulty Walking: Severe cases of plantar fasciitis can make walking or standing for long periods challenging, affecting daily activities and exercise routines.

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