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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, a strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot, becomes irritated and inflamed.

The plantar fascia is designed to absorb the high stresses and strains we place on our feet when walking, running, and doing other activities like playing sports. But, sometimes, too much pressure damages or tears the tissues. The body's natural response to injury is inflammation, which results in the heel pain and stiffness of plantar fasciitis.

In most cases, plantar fasciitis develops without a specific, identifiable reason. There are, however, many factors that can make you more prone to the condition:

  • New or increased activity
  • Repetitive high impact activity (running/dancing/sports)
  • Prolonged standing on hard surfaces (especially among nurses, factory workers, and teachers)
  • Anatomy (flat feet or a high arch)
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Obesity
  • Age (plantar fasciitis is most common among people aged 40 to 60)

Tissue surrounding areas of the foot can sometimes have poor blood supply. As such, injuries to these areas heal slowly and often incompletely because of insufficient cellular supply. Regenerative Medicine Orthobiologics applications of blood platelets or bone marrow aspirate utilize your own healing cells by applying the beneficial properties directly to damaged tissue to enhance repair and regeneration on a cellular level.

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