Plantar Faciitis And Heel Pain Causes
by David Buster
Plantar faciitis and heel pain causes are related to several
possible reasons. Plantar faciitis is the tearing and
subsequent inflammation of the plantar fascia ligaments on the
bottom of the foot, which in turn causes foot pain. Or when
repeated stress and strain occur on the heel bone and
surrounding soft tissue, the body tries to protect itself by
forming a bone spur.
Plantar faciitis pain is often felt at the front part of the
heel on the bottom of the foot. The pain spreads along the
bottom of the foot towards the toes. If the ligaments of the
foot bottom have tightened up overnight due to inflammation,
putting your weight on your foot to walk as you get out of bed
in the morning becomes painful. The foot area that is tight is
stretched as you put your weight on your foot, which causes a
'hot' pain that runs along the heel toward the toes. Or you may
find that heel pain is only a problem after being stationary for
a while, or late in the day or while doing certain kinds of
Here are common plantar faciitis and heel pain causes and
1. Physical Injury to the Foot, Arch or Heel - running, jogging
or walking can result in injury to the foot which in turn
2. Excessive Walking, Standing or Exercise - once a plantar
faciitis problem begins, being on your feet more leads to
additional tearing in the fascia. And tearing in the fascia
area leads to inflammation and pain.
3. Obesity - you may have even gained weight since your heel
pain began because of less activity. Excess weight transmits
more stress to the plantar fascia area, causing plantar
4. Poorly Fitting, Hard-Soled Uncomfortable Shoes - leather
shoes may look great but can be uncomfortable for your feet.
Well-made, good-fitting rubber-heeled shoes will better cushion
the impact of the heel striking the surface and can help reduce
5. Calcium Deposits - abnormal calcium deposits can form on the
bottom of the foot resulting in foot pain.
Persons suffering from muscle inflammation, gout, lupus,
alkalosis, arthritis or tendonitis seem to have a tendency for
plantar faciitis problems and heel pain.
Plantar faciitis pain can be somewhat annoying or it can become
serious enough to be disabling. If you have experienced this
type of heel pain, you know how debilitating it can be.
However, understanding heel pain causes can help you know how
to find relief. Foot surgery should always be considered the
very last resort. There are proven ways you can treat plantar
faciitis and reduce heel pain.
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