Why does plantar fasciitis occur in the first place?

“A very tricky question to answer comprehensively.  Similar to a tendon disorder, plantar fasciitis is a lack of inflammation in part of the plantar fasciia, the thick bundle of fibres that runs from the heel to the toes.  Any injury to these fibres will often heal quickly in some people but not in others, this is due to the variable nature of the blood supply to the fibres themselves.

If you’re one of the unlucky ones who don’t have a comprehensive supply of blood to the area then the fibres can repeatedly damage themselves due to repeated use.  This leads to the almost permanent situation of plantar fasciitis.”

Ranjan Vhadra, Orthopaedic surgeon.

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