Plantar fasciitis is a condition involving chronic inflammation of the ligament stretching underneath the sole of the foot, also referred to as the plantar fascia, that attaches at the heel.
Signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis include
The bottom of the foot may feel warm and swollen. Associated symptoms include
- pain while walking or running,
- difficulty walking barefoot on hard surfaces, and
- feeling stiffness in the foot when arising in the morning or coming out of a seated position.
Causes of plantar fasciitis
The cause of plantar fasciitis is typically repetitive strain injury to the ligament. This can be due to excessive walking or running, jumping injuries, or inadequate footwear.
Other plantar fasciitis symptoms and signs
- Difficulty Walking Barefoot on Hard Surfaces
- Feeling Stiffness in the Foot When Arising in the Morning or Coming Out of a Seated Position
- Heel Pain
- Intense Foot Pain
- Pain in the Arch of the Foot
- Pain While Walking or Running
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