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What You Should Know about Plantar Fasciitis Condition

Updated on August 31, 2017
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An Introduction

Plantar fascia- are thick strands of tissues that form part of the lower foot. They connect the heel to the toes in front. Plantar Fasciitis, on the other hand, is the inflammation of these muscles and is often caused by overuse among many other factors.

Let's check up on important aspect you should know about this condition.


Risk Factors of Plantar Fasciitis

1. Excessive training

Athletes who often train for hours on end are at a greater risk of suffering from heel pain compared to those who don't. This is because the stretching exerts great pressure on foot ligaments leading to tightness in tightness in plantar fascia.

2. Advanced age.

As one ages, muscles and ligaments become weaker and tout over time. The stretching exerts extra pressure on the ligaments leading to heel pain.

3. Being overweight

Excess weight can be caused by a number of factors including pregnancy and having excess fat deposits in the body. Since the weight is often supported by the feet, the pressure bears negatively on foot muscles thus leading to, among others, heel pain.

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