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What is Plantar Fascitis?

Monday, February 10th, 2014 Innovative Foot and Ankle

The plantar fascia is a ligament like band that runs from your heel to the ball of the foot. The band pulls on the heel, raising the arch of the foot as it pushes off the ground. If the foot does not move correctly the plantar fascia may become strained, causing tiny fibers to fray which causes plantar fasciltis. Symptoms include the bottom of the foot may hurt when you stand where the pain usually occurs on the inside of the foot, near where the heel and arch meet. A heel spur may form because of the plantar fasica pull on the heel bone. Bursitis may develop if a swollen plantar fascia presses against a plantar bursa. There are a variety of ways to treat the symptoms. Contact Innovative Foot and Ankle at one of our  four New Jersey locations to make an appointment.