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