Plantar Fasciitis (PF) can be a rather debilitating condition. It doesn’t matter if you have flat feet (pes planus) or high arches (pes cavus). If there is added stress to the bottom of the foot that occurs quickly, it can result in plantar fascial pain.
What exactly is the plantar fascia? Consider the plantar fascia to be similar to a ligament. It runs from the heel (the medial calcaneal tubercle) to the heads of your metatarsals (point at about where you see the webbing of your toes). Despite what you might have been told, its function is NOT to hold the arch of the foot. Rather, the PF more-so holds the muscles under it together so that they can suspend your arch. Continue Reading →