Fascia

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

…of the foot. When the plantar fascia is overstretched, minute tears develop, usually in the area where the band inserts into the heel bone, accompanied by inflammation and tissue degeneration. Heel spurs, small bony protrusions on the bone of the heel caused by fascia inflammation, can also appear.…

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How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis Naturally

…Back to Top Stretching Exercises Tightness of the Achilles tendons and calf muscles can contribute to plantar fasciitis pain by keeping the plantar fascia in a constantly tense state. Regular stretching can help loosen things up. Here are a few exercises you can use. * If you have pain when you first…

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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

…for prolonged periods of time, particularly on hard surfaces, can stress and strain the plantar fascia and cause plantar fasciitis. But so can more subtle things, such as having a very short plantar fascia (an unusually high arch) or a very long one (flat feet) and wearing shoes that don’t support the…

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Traditional Medical Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

…steroid injections combined with stretching exercises, and oftentimes orthotics (arch supports) are added. Some doctors also offer surgery (cutting the fascia to relieve pressure). I wouldn't suggest the drugs or the surgery unless your situation is severe and surgery is absolutely necessary. Prolonged use…

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