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Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)

One of the most common diseases of the foot is heel pain and usually cause inflammation of the plantar fascia or plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue surrounding the muscles at the
bottom of the foot. The heel bone to the toes is connected, supporting the arch of the foot protection and shock absorption.
Patients with plantar fasciitis often complain of pain in the morning after standing for the first time when you get out of bed and when the carrier after it sat for awhile. The pain originates right in front of the
heel bone, but may spread across the bottom of the foot.

Over time, inflammation associated with the disease can lead to scar tissue development, calcium deposits, and finally heel spurs. These spurs are a bony growth on the front of the calcaneus heel bone where the
plantar fascia attaches and can be sharp, stabbing pain while walking.
Many factors contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis, but people with other conditions of the foot, flat feet, especially pes (pes planus) and pronation-are most susceptible. One of the most important
factors is muscle imbalances between the calf muscles and the muscles at the bottom of the foot, which both adhere to the calcaneus or heel bone. Often the calf muscles are short and tight that exerts a strong pull on the back of the calcaneus.