Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a heel inflammatory condition affects a wide range of tissue present at the bottom of the heel and extends up to toe. This band of tissue is an interconnection between heel and toes and also support foot arch. Middle – aged people usually affected with Plantar Fasciitis. But young aged people can also affect with Plantar Fasciitis due to overuse of feet, like athletes.  Athletes, mostly runners often get affected with Plantar Fasciitis. Other triggering factors are obesity and ill-fitted footwear. The progression of the Plantar Fasciitis is gradual and usually affects both of the legs.

Article published in Fortis healthcare site mentioned that most common cause of heel pain in India is due to the onset of Plantar Fasciitis. The fact is that Indian habitats, roads are filled with concrete and provide rough surfaces. There are so many pedestrians in India daily walking on this road or standing prolong period on these rough surfaces, which leads to Plantar Fasciitis. Even Indian diet is a rich source of fat, as most of the Indian dishes are prepared with a large quantity of oil or ghee. Indians are usually obese because of taking high fat containing diet, which also increases the incidence of Plantar Fasciitis in India. Even, very less number of Indian concern about the quality of the footwear, which also considered as a triggering factor for high prevalence of Plantar Fasciitis in India.


Straining of the ligament which provides support to heel arch causes Plantar Fasciitis. Straining may obtain due to repetitive over stretching of the ligament anatomically termed as the plantar fascia… Know More


The primary symptom of the Plantar Fasciitis is a pain, which can arise in any part of the inner side of the foot or beneath the heel. The pain arises gradually at the initial stage, but in advance stage, the pain intensity rises up… Know More


Certain precautionary measures need to apply in Plantar Fasciitis, which include

  • Walking, standing, running, jumping all the foot activities increase pressure in the plantar fascia. Therefore it is very important to avoid the increasing the pressure on this tendon… Know More

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