Walking, running, and standing without pain need healthy heels. Plantar fasciitis is a painful ailment that may deprive you of your mobility, making being on your feet a hard endurance test.
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by a sharp pain at the bottom of the foot around the heel. The discomfort is generally worst in the first few steps after waking up, but it can also be induced by lengthy durations of standing or rising from a sitting position. The discomfort is typically worse after activity rather than during it.
The physiognomy of plantar fasciitis is quite simple. The plantar fascia is a broad band of connective tissue that extends from your calf muscle to the sole of your foot. It runs across your heel bone, which contains a bony point precisely where your heel meets the ground, which is commonly referred to as the ball of your foot or heel.
When you walk or run, the plantar fascia is stuck between the bony tip and the hard ground, which can cause it to become injured and irritated. This creates a dull discomfort that can become acute when you move your feet.
Even though plantar fasciitis can develop without an obvious cause, some factors can increase your risk of developing this condition. They include:
• Occupations that need you to be on your feet. Plantar fascia injury can occur in factory workers, teachers, and others who spend the majority of their working hours walking or standing on hard surfaces.
• Age Plantar fasciitis is most frequent in those aged 40 to 60.
• Certain types of exercise. Activities that put a lot of strain on your heel and surrounding tissue, such as long-distance running, ballet dancing, and aerobic dance, can all contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis.
• Foot mechanics. Flat feet, a high arch, or even an irregular walking style can all influence how weight is distributed while standing, putting additional strain on the plantar fascia.
• Obesity. Excess weight puts additional strain on your plantar fascia.
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