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WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?🤔
The plantar fascia plays an important role in normal foot biomechanics. 🏃🏾The plantar fascia is firmly anchored to the calcaneus (heel bone) and extends forward as a thick band of longitudinally arranged connective tissue fibers. The fibers diverge and as they pass anteriorly, they form individual bands that enter the toes and connect with bones, ligaments and the skin.This fascia provides static support for the longitudinal arch of the foot and acts as a dynamic shock absorber.💪🏾 Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition of the plantar fascia at its attachment to the calcaneus (heel bone), it is due to collagen disarray in the absence of inflammatory cells. 🤕Thus, the condition resembles that of tendinosis/tendinopathy and should be more correctly referred to as “plantar fasciosis” or “fasciopathy”. Individuals who have low arch (flat feet) or high arch feet have an increased risk of developing this condition. Plantar fasciitis is commonly associated with tightness in the calf, hamstring and gluteal region. Tightness in these areas can predispose to plantar fasciitis by altering the normal foot biomechanics.📖
Source: (4th Edition) Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine . and @physioosteogram
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If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, I can help! Massage and PEMF therapy have shown to be very effective at helping to reduce the pain and heal the tendons and fascia of the foot, as well as easing the muscular tightness that contributed to the condition in the first place!