What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Strain and stress to this band of fibrous tissue can be caused by sudden changes in weight bearing motions during sports activities, a weak flat foot, abnormal pronated conformation, wearing shoes with little or no arch support, extended hours of standing on a hard floors and being obese.

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For many people, the condition is worse in the morning, when they first get out of bed and try to stand up.

During some activity, you have stretched or strained the ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot. This may have been a gradual progression of frequent stresses that have repeatedly torn a few of the ligament fibers - repetitive strain injury.

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Plantar Fasciitis may be caused by mechanical imbalances.

The mechanical alignment of your bones may put added stress on the Plantar Ligament when you walk, run, jog or play sports.

  • Pronotion
  • High Arches
  • Flat Feet
  • Tight Calf Muscles
  • Tension in the Tendons at the back of the heel


Condition is more common among middle aged adults