What Is Plantar Fasciitis and How Can It Be Avoided?

Dr. Murali Moorthy discusses the causes of plantar fasciitis and how to avoid the injury in this episode of Sports FAQ.

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Question: What is plantar Fasciitis? How Can It Be Avoided?

Answer: Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a think band of connective tissue on the arch of the foot. This fascia acts as a shock absorber during walking and running and it can become irritated.

Plantar fasciitis can be prevented through proper warm up, stretching and shoe selection. Wearing well-fitting shoes that fit your foot and support your arch is important to ensure that the fascia is not aggravated during activity.

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