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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms and Causes

Plantar fasciitis is characterized by severe pain in the heel of the foot, especially when standing up after resting. The condition is due to an overuse injury of the sole surface (plantar) of the foot and results in inflammation of the fascia; a tough, fibrous band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. Plantar fasciitis is more common in women; people who are overweight; people with occupations that require a lot of walking or standing on hard surfaces; people with flat feet and people with high arches. Walking or running may also cause the condition.