Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common sources of heel pain.
Plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue that originates from the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and runs along the sole of the foot towards the toes.
Your Plantar fascia acts to stop the over flattening of your arch. When there is too much force or it is repetitively overused micro tears develop, this is known as Plantar fasciitis
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
- Running sports
- High impact landing
- Poor foot biomechanics
- Flat feet
- Weak arches