Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that can cause heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. When this tissue becomes inflamed, it can cause severe heel pain.
Many things can cause plantar fasciitis to flare up. Here are the 5 main causes:
One of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis is overuse. Suppose you overdo it when you’re working out or participating in a sport.
In that case, you’re putting yourself at risk for plantar fasciitis. This is especially true if you have tight muscles in your feet and legs. Over time, this can lead to inflammation and pain in the plantar fascia.
Wearing shoes that don’t support your feet can also lead to plantar fasciitis. This is especially true if you have high arches or flat feet.
If your shoes don’t provide enough support, it can put extra strain on the plantar fascia, which can eventually lead to inflammation and pain.
As we age, our bodies change, and we’re unable to do things like we used to. This includes our feet. As we age, the plantar fascia loses some of its elasticity, making it more susceptible to injury.
This is why older adults are more likely to experience plantar fasciitis than younger people.
Being overweight puts extra strain on the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation and pain.
If you’re carrying around extra weight, it’s important to take steps to lose weight in a healthy way, so you don’t put yourself at risk for plantar fasciitis or other injuries.
If you have a job requiring you to stand for long periods, you’re at risk of developing plantar fasciitis. This is because standing puts extra strain on the plantar fascia.
If you have a job that requires you to stand for long periods of time, it’s important to take breaks often and stretch your feet and legs regularly to help prevent plantar fasciitis from developing.
Overuse, poor shoes, age, obesity, and standing for long periods of time are the five leading causes of plantar fasciitis flare-ups.
If you think you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis, it’s important to see a chiropractor so they can diagnose and treat the condition properly.
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