One of the most common causes of pain in the feet is known as plantar fasciitis. More specifically, it affects the heel. Inflammation fires up a large amount of tissue in the foot. This tissue area runs across the bottom of the foot and the heel bone, all the way up to the toes. This horrible pain causes a stabbing pain. The pain can be so excruciating that some people are unable to walk. The pain can be particularly bad in the morning just getting out of bed. As people continuously move, the pain usually decreases. Those affected are typically runners or people overweight. Wearing shoes without the right amount of support can also cause plantar fasciitis. Exercising causes the pain to worsen. Long periods of standing or suddenly rising can cause the pain to start up.

Risk Factors:

Those who are between the ages of 40 and 60 are at most at risk for plantar fasciitis. Athletes such as long-distance runners who follow a strict running regiment are also high up there with the risk. This includes jumping activities, ballet dancing, and aerobic exercises. If someone suffers from flat feet or a high-arch, their pain will likely be even worse. This affects the way that weight is distributed. It can put added stress on the plantar fasciitis, as does having excess weight (obesity). Those who stand for most of the day are also at risk for plantar fasciitis. Teachers, factory workers, and other jobs that requiring standing and working are definitely more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.


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