Aj from MoccasinGuru.com, a blog and review site, covering health and footwear, put together a pretty detailed guide on plantar fasciitis, which includes causes and remedies, exercises, and symptoms. The introduction to the guide shares that Plantar Fasciitis is a common problem that’s estimated to affect about two million people every year, from runners to non-athletes. It can be caused by many things, from your foot’s anatomy to sudden trauma, or even your footwear. Recovery can be slow but is usually achieved at home without medical procedures.
If you’ve experienced the blinding pain of plantar fasciitis in your heel, you’ll know it’s no joke. It usually attacks you like a knife when you take your first steps out of bed in the morning. If it gets bad, you’ll be in pain all day.
Want to know how best to avoid and treat it? Check out the causes and remedies of plantar fasciitis in this article.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common heel injury in the connective tissue of the foot. This tissue, called fascia, runs from your heels to your toes. When it’s inflamed, it causes a stabbing pain in the heel and, sometimes, the entire foot. If it gets bad, it can be impossible for you to walk even a few steps.
Plantar fasciitis is often chronic, coming from degeneration of tissue rather than an inflammation. It’s a common condition that affects both sedentary and athletic people, with young male athletes being a particularly prominent group. However, overweight women from 40 to 60 are the most affected.