The throbbing pain of plantar fasciitis is very common amongst the urban population grappling with obesity, wrong choice of footwear and rigorous runners. The pain that is caused by this injury is severe during the first few morning steps, but gradually subsides throughout the day. Many individuals suffering with this condition get used to the temporary relief that comes later in the day without opting for easy treatment methods. Plantar fasciitis can be easily managed through a variety of treatment option which are mostly non-surgical.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fascia is a thin ligament which runs across the bottom of your foot and connects you heel to the front of the foot. The ligament supports in arching of the foot which supplements our walking activity. Being an important part of the walking mechanism, the plantar fascia has to deal with a lot of wear and tear. The shock absorbing function of this ligament causes stiffness and pain when under stress. The collagen fibers present close to the attachment to the heel bone degenerates causing plantar fasciitis.