Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain especially in the arch and heel. While majority of people suffering from this condition know what it does, it’s also useful to know how it happens and what you can do to avoid it.
The plantar fascia ligament is a thick, elastic band that is located on the bottom side of your foot. Its main function is to provide your foot stability and support so it’s able to sufficiently absorb upward ground pressure created during walking or running.
Any stress or irritation to this ligament causes problems in the way it functions – this is felt as heel or arch pain, which worsens especially while taking the first few steps out of bed in the morning, or standing after long periods of rest.
The plantar fascia, however, continues to contract, pulling on the origin and insertion points. Over time, chronic spasms, inflammation, and repetitive stress can damage the plantar fascia and also lead to the development of a heel spur.
Hard flooring made out of tile, wood or concrete can take a toll on flat feet as it only raises the pressure placed on both feet. It is not uncommon for people with standing jobs to also complain of muscle fatigue, back pain, and leg swelling.
To protect yourself from foot problems brought about with age, you can invest in a pair of insoles that are designed to provide optimal support to your feet throughout the day.
Additionally, investing in a pair of insoles would be a good idea to stabilise your arches and to encourage proper foot movement.
People often wonder if there’s a cure for flat feet. While it is tempting to seek out a permanent solution for the condition, it helps to know which treatment is the most effective in getting results.
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