Risk Factors of Plantar Fasciitis

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With so many causes of plantar fasciitis, there are many risk factors that must be taken into account. One of these factors is activity in sports and regular exercises can exert a significant strain on the heel and surrounding tissue. In addition, if you have flat feet, you should consider having an orthopedic shoe filler to counteract the stress caused by the abnormal mechanics of the foot. Another important factor would be age also plays a role. As we age, the tissue tends to become weaker and more prone to damage.
In addition, of these common risk factors, weight plays a very important role in heel damage. In the heels much of the body pressure is absorbed when we walk, being overweight can easily lead to damage and plantar fasciitis. Pregnancy can also add a few extra pounds. However, hormonal changes in pregnant women can also cause the ligaments and other tissues to relax and become more flexible, which could lead to plantar fasciitis if not taken care of.


How to do a Foot Massage for Plantar Fasciitis?

Find out if you have plantar fasciitis. Your foot will have a sharp pain like a stabbing or burning near the back of the bow, next to the heel. You will feel it when you go out of bed in the morning and when you stop after a long rest period, such as a meeting, a long lunch or a movie. After you have moved for a few minutes, the pain will disappear and reappear after the next break. If the pain is more chronic, you have something else.

Summary of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the fascia that causes pain in the heel and along the sole of the foot. It can be due to diverse causes like an overload, a retraction of the tendon of Achilles or by mechanical stress.


  1. Plantar fasciitis is a moderate or painful pain that is especially noticeable in the morning, when you put your foot on the floor, which evolves into unbearable pain, like burning.
  2. The physiotherapist with anamnesis, clinical study and symptoms will diagnose plantar fasciitis.
  3. Treatment should be done as soon as possible so it does not become chronic.
  4. It consists in ending the inflammation through physiotherapy.
  5. Understand why plantar fasciitis behaves as it does. You have a fascia, or a membrane, around eachmuscle fiber, each bundle of muscle fibers, each individual muscle and each muscle group throughoutthe body.
  6. The fascias along the plantar surface (the bottom of your foot) are harder and thicker and connect with the heel bone base.
  7. When these plantar fascias become inflamed or break slightly, the body tries to repair the damage while you are not resting on your feet. However, when you return to stand you carry the weight on the arch, which presses on the fascias, which again break the same damaged area. Your body becomes accustomed to stress, so the pain goes away after a few minutes.