What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. It is a common cause of heel pain and is sometimes called a heel spur. Plantar fasciitis is the correct term to use when there is active inflammation. Plantar fasciosis is more accurate when there is no inflammation but chronic degeneration instead. Acute plantar fasciitis is defined as inflammation of the origin of the plantar fascia and fascial structures around the area. Plantar fasciitis or fasciosis is usually just on one side. In about thirty percent of all cases, both feet are affected.

Questions to be Answered on Your First Visit

-Is it your biomechanics of foot?
Is it the fascia or muscles? 

-Is it the way you run or walk?
Is it your footwear?

-Are there exercises or things YOU can do to feel better?

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More on Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis

Pain from the Foot Structure
When the foot is on the ground a tremendous amount of force (the full weight of the body) is concentrated on the plantar fascia. This force stretches the plantar fascia as the arch of the foot tries to flatten from the weight of your body. If the arch or associated bones of the the foot are fixated or misaligned, it does not transfer force and energy through the foot and up the leg. This leads to stress on the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel bone. Small tears of the fascia can result from overuse and chronic inflammation.

Pain from Nerves in the Foot
Some physicians feel that the small nerves that travel under the plantar fascia on their way to the forefoot become irritated and may contribute to the pain. But some studies have been able to show that pain from compression of the nerve is different from plantar fasciitis pain.