Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue which supports the arch on the bottom of the foot. It runs from the tuberosity of the calcaneus (heel bone) forward to the heads of the metatarsal bones (the bone between each toe and the bones of the mid foot).

The often painful condition plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia.

Read more about Plantar Fascia:  Anatomy of The Plantar Fascia, Biomechanics of The Plantar Fascia, Abnormal Conditions

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Plantar Fasciitis
... Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot ... It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot ... Longstanding cases of plantar fasciitis often demonstrate more degenerative changes than inflammatory changes, in which case they are termed plantar ...
Plantar Fascia - Abnormal Conditions
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... At the metatarsophalangeal joint the plantar plate plays an important role in the foot's weight-bearing function ... The plantar plate is attached to the proximal phalanx, to the major longitudinal bands of the plantar fascia, and to the collateral ligaments ... from the substantial distal insertion of the plantar fascia and can withstand tensile loads in line with the fascia itself ...
Plantar Fasciitis - Treatment - Surgery
... Surgery carries the risk of nerve injury, infection, rupture of the plantar fascia, and failure to improve the pain ... Traditional surgical procedures, such as plantar fascia release, are a last resort, and often lead to further complications such as a lowering of the arch and pain in the ... can be used as a minimally invasive surgical intervention for plantar fasciitis ...