What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory response as a result of micro tears along you plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia runs for the base of your heel, through your arch and into your toes. Your plantar fascia keeps the bottom of your foot together and absorbs a great deal of force from walking, running, standing and other everyday activities. As a result it is a very tough robust material but, because of the amount of force it absorbs, plantar fasciitis is extremely common. Pain due to plantar fasciitis is typically felt in the base of the heel, but can occur all the way along the arch along any part of the plantar fascia.It is very common to feel pain in the mornings when you get up or after rest. It is usually aggravated through weight bearing activity. People often mention that it can be aggravated by sitting in the car.