Plantar fasciitis is a fairly common disease of the foot, which is manifested by pain in the medial area of the longitudinal plantar arch that can radiate to the heel (patients with heel problems) and / or to the ends of the metatarsals. Adults between the ages of 30 and 60 with occupations that involve a lot of time spent standing are usually affected by. Plantar pain usually occurs insidiously and progressively worsens over the course of a few months, reaching moderate to severe pain. The patient ends up going to the doctor and is diagnosed with plantar fasciitis only 2-3 months after the first of symptoms.
Plantar fascia is one of the most common causes of heel pain. This involves the inflammation of a thick strip of tissue that passes through the lower leg and connects the heel bone to the toes (plantar fascia).