Plantar Fascitis (PF) is when the plantar fascia ligament in the bottom of the feet becomes tight, weak, inflamed, irritated and tender making it painful to walk and stand. A flat band of tissue (plantar fascia) located in the arch of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes.
Normally, plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorber and supports the arches of the feet. When the tension on plantar fascia becomes too great, small tears are created from the repetitive stretching and tearing. Thus causing the pain associated with the irritation and swelling. This is likely to happen to people who:
• Have feet that roll inward too much (pronation);
• Have a poorly aligned pelvis;
• Have high arches or flat feet;
• Walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces;
• Are pregnant;
• Are overweight;
• Are athletes (especially runners);
• Wear shoes that don’t fit well, do not provide adequate support, or are worn out; and
• Have tight legs, including Achilles tendons and calf, quadriceps, and hamstrings muscles
The Lasting Pain Relief Center has therapies (Myofascial Release and gentle Yoga and Stretching classes) that relieve Plantar Fascitis and return you to your normal life and activities. Myofascial Release decreases tightness in hip, leg and foot to restore proper alignment of the hip, leg and feet bones resulting in pain-free walking, playing and standing. Yoga and Stretching classes (both group and private classes) focus on gentle stretching of the hips, legs, and feet to alleviate plantar fasciitis.