Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of fibrous tissue that extends from the bottom of the heel bone to the base of the toes. It is the most common cause of heel pain in both children and adults. Chances are if you’re a runner, if you’re overweight, pregnant or wear shoes with inadequate support you may have suffered from plantar fasciitis.
As the plantar fascia tissue begins to degenerate and tear, typically, the body repairs itself and the while resting and sleeping the tissues strengthen. But continued tissue damage can prevent the body’s ability to heal these small tears and that’s when the heel pain sets in.
Podiatry Associates of Florida works to treat and correct the problem before it becomes debilitating.