Many people experience plantar fasciitis globally and would commonly refer to the condition as heel pain. Pronounced (plan-tar fash-e-i-tis), this debilitating foot problem is regularly treated at our Northern Rivers Podiatry Clinic. Our expert podiatrists are highly skilled in their diagnosis and treatment of the condition.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
So, what actually is plantar fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue which runs across the bottom of each foot, joining the heel bone to the toes. This very strong ligament has the important job of supporting a person’s arches and absorbing the shock of walking and running. Plantar fasciitis is used to describe inflammation of the plantar fascia.
This heel pain and stiffness is often felt most strongly in the morning getting out of bed as the pressure is first applied to the feet. If left untreated it can make walking and standing for long periods extremely difficult.
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