What Triggers Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia supports the foot’s arch by adding tension to it during weight-bearing activities. Plantar fasciitis may develop if the demands placed on the plantar fascia exceed what it can tolerate. This is usually a gradual process. Rarely is a single clear event that a person can refer to and say, “this was the moment it started”. However, a recent increase in weight-bearing tasks is often reported. Several risk factors can make it more likely for a person to develop plantar fasciitis. These include reduced ankle range of motion, increased body mass, a history of running, and work-related weight-bearing activities – specifically, people who spend a lot of time standing on hard surfaces or getting into and out of vehicles.
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