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    Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciosis
    Plantar fasciitis (Plan – TAR fash – ee – I – tis) is the medical term used to describe the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar means bottom of the foot. Fascia is defined as a band of connective tissue, similar in composition to a ligament, which sits below the skin and separates different [...]
    How Night Splints Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis
    Plantar fasciitis is the tearing, inflammation and subsequent degeneration of the plantar fascia, a broad ligament-type structure which extends across the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia supports the arch and increases the rigidity of the foot, aiding the calf muscles in propelling the body forward during walking. Excess stress on the plantar fascia [...]
    Plantar Fasciitis: What is REALLY Happening in Your Heel
    What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. This condition is caused by small, microscopic tears in the plantar fascia. These tiny tears develop from repetitive stress on the fascia due to excess pull on the fascia. Like all injuries, these microscopic tears stimulate an inflammatory response in an [...]