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5 Common Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis.

Updated on August 28, 2017
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Plantar Fasciitis is a medical condition where the plantar fascia ligament- the band of tissue connecting the toe to the heel bone- gets inflamed due to micro tears.

The fact that Plantar Fasciitis share some symptoms with conditions such as Arthritis,nerve entrapment syndrome and stress caused by fracture of the heel bones, makes it hard to know the onset of the condition.

Actually, many people suffering from Plantar Fasciitis have gone on to seek remedies for a different conditions that similar symptoms with devastating results.

For this, here are the common symptoms of this condition. Knowing them cannot only help you seek medical attention the earliest possible but also avoid situations that may aggravate the pain. Read on.

Possible causative factors of the condition

Generally, Plantar fasciitis is caused straining movements of the ligaments in the lower area. These movements could be repeat stretching, standing on surfaces for extended duration and tightness of Achilles tendon.

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1. Stabbing pain in the bottom part of your foot.

2. Stiffness in the lower foot

3. Swelling and redness on the lower part of the affected foot.

4. Limping

5. Pain after sitting for prolonged duration.

Treatment options for Plantar Fasciitis

There are a number treatment options including home remedies, over-the-counter medication and, of course, seeking a medical practitioner's intervention.

The aim of these measures is to ease the pain, create the right environment for injured ligaments to heal, and boost foot flexibility.

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