Do you suffer from plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes foot pain. You experience pain when you put weight on your foot—particularly when taking your first steps in the morning. The pain can be felt at the heel, or along the arch and the ball of the foot.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot. It connects the heel to the ball of the foot. This band can become inflamed or can tear, causing pain. Pain can be felt in the heel, along the arch, or at the ball of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition. It occurs in as many as 2 million Americans per year and 10% of the population over their lifetimes. Plantar fasciitis affects people of all ages, both athletes and nonathletes.
Physical therapists are trained to evaluate and treat plantar fasciitis. When you are diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, your physical therapist will work with you to develop a program to decrease your symptoms.