Some Interesting Facts And Stats About Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis is among the common causes of severe heel pain. There is a flat band of tissue called Plantar Fascia that connects the heel bone to your toes. Whenever this Plantar Fascia is in strain, it gets weak and irritated. After that, your heels get hurts when you walk or even stand.

Plantar Fasciitis is highly found in middle-aged people. It also commonly occurs in athletes and soldiers as they are most of the time on their heels.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis:

Plantar Fasciitis usually causes when:

  • Your ligament that supports your arch gets strained
  • Your feet rolled in towards inward direction when you walk
  • You have flat feet or high arches 
  • You have excess weight 
  • When you walk or stand for a longer duration 
  • When you wear unfitted shoes

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

People who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis are those, who feel severe stiffness and pain at the bottom of their heel. This increases with the passage of time. Although it affects your one foot, it can also hit your both feets.

According to the description of the people, they feel dull pain while others think that it is sharp. Some of them feel an ache at the bottom of the foot that extends outer part of the heel.

Some other symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include worse pain in the morning when you take up the very first steps. Also, climbing stairs also become an uphill task for you.

Here Are Some Interesting Facts And Stats About Plantar Fasciitis

  • Around 10% people suffer from Plantar Fasciitis once in their lifetime
  • According to a study, it has found that around 27% cases related to Plantar Fasciitis are misdiagnosed. 
  • The necessary cost of Plantar Fasciitis surgery has reached to $10000 
  • More than 14% patients people suffering from Plantar Fasciitis noticed an improvement in their symptoms by wearing supportive shoes
  • In a study, Plantar Fasciitis was either improved or eliminated in 8 weeks in 52% patients who followed with an exercise regime of stretching Plantar Fascia. 
  • More than 70% of Plantar Fasciitis cases are due to obesity or overweight. 90% cases of Plantar Fasciitis could be healed up by taking in-home treatments. 
  • Around 10% injuries related to Plantar Fasciitis occurs in connection with running.
Emily Brathen

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