Overview

The human body is definitely one of the most advanced organisms to ever rule planet earth. Mainly because of the way that it has been designed and also given the shape and features that make us all different from one another. Well only in looks or external features. But then from inside it’s all one and the same. Well, some could be different as they might have some extra organs or limbs, while others might be abnormal right from birth. But at the end of the day, everyone is related to one another. Mainly because of these reasons, several of the functions that we happen to carry out in the day to day life happens to be almost the same, but then the internal functions that one might seem to have might vary. It might be due to some kind of defect or some kind of infection that might affect the normal functioning of the human body. Similarly, if you look at our legs, then you might wonder as to what the underlying cause for us might be to even walk or even run other than standing. Well, there are several muscles in our foot that enable us to carry out such activities and therefore gives us the superior edge over all other organisms. But what if something were to go wrong in the muscles of the foot that might cause some kind of deformation to occur. Well then out of the many defects that you might find, we are going to discuss one very particular kind of defect known as plantar fasciitis which happens to occur more often than any other defect. Standing for long sessions or even running abruptly under certain circumstances can aggravate the condition and lead to this kind of situation. Primarily, this situation happens to occur underneath the foot where your heels might start to pain because of plantar fasciitis. So, now that we have a basic overview, let’s get an in-depth knowledge about the overall happenings about the condition. Let’s get started. 

Facts

Looking into the world of defects, infection or even diseases, then it’s a never lasting world of excitement and facts that can send you into a world of surprises. Well, this often happens when there is in-depth research that has been held in order to know the root cause of the condition and also know as to how it functions and other things revolving around the condition that a person might be enduring. But when you are to go into the world of plantar fasciitis then it’s a whole new different story as there are several facts and interesting things that we would love to share with you for you to know more about the condition and also be aware of the situation if you were to ever get it. Therefore, below we have given some of the most interesting facts and features that might make you think twice and astonish you into thinking more about plantar fasciitis. Let’s get started.

  • The leading contributor to plantar fasciitis is high arches. One in five people in the united states happens to have this condition.
  • People who happen to have plantar fasciitis also happen to have dorsiflexion. A rare condition where the foot can be brought to the shin.
  • People under the age of 40-60 happen to have plantar fasciitis where the elastic tissues of the foot become no longer elastic.
  • Roughly 10% of the total world population happens to suffer from plantar fasciitis.
  • A ligament known as plantar fascia is where the condition happens. This area happens to take some brutal load and help the body in functioning normally.
  • Treatment of plantar fasciitis is expensive. We’ll learn more later in the article.
  • Runners are more prone to plantar fasciitis that anyone else.
  • All it takes to develop this condition is to walk, run, stand in heels to develop plantar fasciitis.
  • Women are the highest target for this condition to happen.
  • The foot happens to have a quarter of the total bones in the human body.

Causes and symptoms

The occurrence of any particular condition in the human body happens to be related to some kind of underlying cause that can either be identified or detected with the help of modern-day medication. But then if you were to know the original cause of the condition then you might have to know the kind of condition that you are actually suffering from. Primarily because of the fact that each condition has its own way of attacking the host and giving it a hard time where the host might have to endure severe pain and anxiety. But then the primary cause for any kind of condition would be the lifestyle in which each person lives. If it’s neat and tidy, then there are lesser chances of anything happening to them. But if there were more dirty and unclean, then it’s likely that they will get some or the other kind of condition affecting their bodies at some point in time. Therefore, in this segment of the article, we are going to deal with the different kind of causes that might be related to plantar fasciitis which could happen to anyone. Hence, we have rounded up some of the major causes for this condition to happen. Some of which are given below. Take a look.

  • Being overweight or obese – well plantar fasciitis occurs more often in people who are overweight or obese than the person who is average in weight and size. All this is due to the increased weight and pressure that goes upon your plantar fascia where all of the weight of the body happens to be concentrated. Therefore, plantar fasciitis is born. But this condition can also be found in pregnant women because of the burden of carrying a bay and generally happens in the later phases of pregnancy.
  • If you are a marathon runner or just a runner – well for a person who happens to be a runner and use their legs more often for any kind of occupation, then it’s very likely that plantar fasciitis will happen at any given point of time. But then not only runners but then waiters, servers or any kind of individuals who happen to be on their foot for more than 12 hours a day can develop plantar fasciitis very easily and thus make them vulnerable enough to even stand or walk-in other cases. But then even age plays a vital role in the occurrence of plantar fasciitis to happen because if you are anywhere in the above 40 marks, then it’s very likely. Women are more prone to this condition than men are.
  • A natural defect in your foot – if you are born with any kind of foot defect or have met with any kind of foot accident then it very likely that plantar fasciitis is around the corner waiting to happen. In some cases, if a person were to have tight Achilles tendons, then these tendons are connected to your calf muscles and then to your heels which happens to put severe pressure and strain on the plantar fascia that then paves way for the occurrence of plantar fasciitis in the long run.

Ever wondered as to how someone might have gotten something and then the only way to actually know what it might be in their system is by their symptoms? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to deal with in this part of the article where we are going to engage ourselves into knowing what are the various symptoms of a particular condition that might inflict on us. Well, there are several ways of knowing if something were to happen to us. Because of the onset of any kind of condition, the primary thing that you might witness is a pain. Well, pain can be of different characteristics. Some can be mentally brutal while others can be really small and negligible but still reoccurring from time to time which differs from one condition to another. The other method is by the external looks of how things are. You might witness that there is bruising or even some marks that could indicate something fishy is going on in the system that needs to be rectified and start the treatment ASAP. But then for the condition of plantar fasciitis, it a whole different scenario as the symptoms mainly revolve around pain and very few external symptoms that you might come across. Therefore, after vigorous researching for different kind of symptoms that one might inflict on your body giving the notion of plantar fasciitis, we have given the major symptoms below. Do take a look.  

  • Pain – this is the most common symptoms of all the condition that you might witness on your foot or anywhere in the body if you were suffering from any particular condition. But then during plantar fasciitis, you can witness pain, but this pain comes from underneath the foot. For a few the pain rises from the mid-foot area as well. The pain that you experience isn’t abrupt but develops over time, thus giving you a jolt of pain when the condition is fully developed. Also, if it were to occur on one of the feet, then it’s very likely that it will definitely occur to the other one as well. But the pain differs from one person to another. Some say that the pain is dull, while others complain that it's sharp and really painful.
  • Deep burning sensation – for few people who might have got plantar fasciitis, it’s a story where they have experienced burning sensation all throughout the foot which extends deep into the heel. The burning sensation starts off right at the time of the pain and doesn’t stop till you might have rested your foot into oblivion.
  • The stiffness of the foot – if you were to ever get plantar fasciitis, then you will witness that the pain happens to be worse in the morning than any part of the day. Mainly because of overnight rest that you might have taken and the sudden onset of weight on the foot can give you sharp jolts of pain in the foot. Also, this happens to make the foot much more prone for it to be jammed or frozen or just stiff after you try to walk from a good night rest.

Now that we have learnt about the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, then let’s get on with the risk factors of the condition where you can see that these factors happen to be one of the prone causes that can definitely give you plantar fasciitis. But then some are natural while others are artificial. The natural ones cannot be avoided but yet you can take care of yourself but then the ones that are artificial and what you might witness, those can definitely be avoided to keep you free from the condition. Hence all of the risk factors for plantar fasciitis are given below. Take a look.

  • Certain kinds of physical exercises – well performing certain kind of physical exercises which often strains the heel happens to give you plantar fasciitis. Some of them include aerobic dance, ballet dancing, long distance running, etc.
  • Being obese – the condition of obesity happens to put extra stress and pressure on the foot and is a major cause of the occurrence plantar fasciitis.
  • Age – age is one of those conditions where no one can avoid. If you are anyone who is at an age of above 40, then plantar fasciitis is guaranteed.
  • Walk pattern – what this means to say is that the way that you walk or even the things that you wear on your foot all paves way for the occurrence of plantar fasciitis. But then if there is any kind of pressure on the plantar fascia, then you can be definite and sure of plantar fasciitis to happen.
  • Occupation hazards – certain jobs that involve a person standing on their foot where they might have to carry out their lively hood on it, happen to develop plantar fasciitis faster than any other person.

How to know if you have plantar fasciitis?

Now that we have learnt the symptoms and causes of the occurrence of plantar fasciitis, now let’s get on to the fact of how a person can know whether or not they have it. Well, there are several ways of knowing if you have a condition. But then pain and other related things happen to be some of the symptoms that can give you equal indications that you have the condition so get yourself treated. Therefore, in this part of the article, we are going to discuss various different indications that can tell you that you have plantar fasciitis mainly because of the fact that pain can easily let you know if you have the condition. Other things depend on how bad the condition might be. Hence, we have gathered up some of the information on the condition and also clarified as to who one can know whether they have plantar fasciitis or not. The different methods are given below. Do check them out. 

  • Well as soon as you wake up in the morning after a good night rest and take the first step of the day, you will get a pain like never before.
  • Also, you will happen to witness scorching pain and intense burning sensation on the sole of your foot where you can actually do nothing about but just take rest. But the burning sensation actually starts to spread all across the underside of your foot.
  • Pain in the heels doesn’t happen often. But as the condition progresses, you can expect pain to be abrupt and constant and then go away, multiple times.
  • You can feel the area around the heels warm, burning and even swelling can be witnessed.
  • You will start to limp because you can use that side of the leg. Becomes very difficult for a person to walk anymore.
  • Sharp pain in one foot. Well, it can be on both the foot. Depends on the progression of plantar fasciitis.
  • But then pain isn’t constant all throughout the day. You can start to notice that as you start to move around, the pain goes away. But then at the end of the day, it just returns with a bang to give you equal distress and agony same as in the morning.
  • The pain just increases and depends upon how made the condition might be and also depending upon your weight you might witness the condition to be getting better or worse.

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