Plantar fasciitis is one of the main causes of heel pain that can easily upset the sufferer, but what exactly is this disease about? Below we will tell you more about its causes and how to treat it.
It's an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a tough band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone (calcaneus) and the bottom of the toes. It acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of the foot, being extremely important due to overuse in your day-to-day life.
It is also believed to be due to an overstretching or overusing the band, as well as tears or small tears in the fascial tissue. The structure of your foot can also predispose you to plantar fasciitis. Active men and women between the ages of 40 and 70 have the highest risk of developing plantar fasciitis. It is also more common in women than men. Pregnant women often suffer from plantar fasciitis, especially late in pregnancy.
Although it is one of the most common orthopedic complaints, the exact reason for its cause is unknown, it is thought that it may be due to a kind of ligament degeneration which automatically produces inflammation that in turn causes intense pain and stiffness in the ankle and sometimes in the middle of the foot. The pain increases when there has been a long period of inactivity, either lying down or sitting.
It is important to understand that Celia Ruiz footwear is beneficial not only for diabetics, but also for those suffering from other pathologies like plantar fasciitis. It's functionality, bacteriostatic lining, and special widths, makes our footwear unique and perfect for people with this specific condition.