Plantar Fasciitis Video
Overview of plantar fasciitis including causes and treatments
Plantar fasciitis causes serious pain in the heel of the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia ligament becomes enflamed because of small tears of the ligament.
Repetitive use without rest and proper care can cause inflammation of the plantar fascia.
Plantar fasciitis occurs both in children as well as adults – in children it is commonly referred to as “Severs Disease”.
It is most common in adults who:
- Are overweight
- Are older
- Work an active job
- Have pronated feet.
Treatment for plantar fasciitis starts with resting, stretching, ice, and shoe orthotics. HTP Gel Heel Seats are a great moderately-priced option to try if you have never used shoe inserts before.