Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that can disrupt your life. Knowing the causes of plantar fasciitis can help you prevent it. Taking steps to protect the health of your feet can save you from a lot of pain over time.

Having flat feet means that your plantar fascia are more open to damage, which can lead to developing plantar fasciitis. Using arch supports, heel supports, or any kind of orthotics that put upward pressure onto any one part of the foot, risks damaging or irritating your plantar fascia. Avoid insoles or anything that causes additional pain or discomfort.

You may have seen recommendations for stretches or exercises such as rolling your foot on a tennis ball, step stretches, or doing towel stretches. Your plantar fascia is not actually designed to stretch very much at all, and stretching it can damage or reinjure your tissue. This is also true for massage. If you’re having any pain, rubbing and putting more pressure on to the area can lead to more irritation.

It’s true that cortisone injections can reduce pain and swelling, but only temporarily. They can also cause a variety of side effects, including skin discoloration, infection, tissue thinning, and even leading to rupturing the plantar fascia. It’s best to avoid cortisone, if possible.

These are only a few of the potential causes of plantar fasciitis. Educate yourself with the facts, and protect your feet from developing plantar fasciitis – you can find more detailed information at the link below.