It’s hard to find interest in a condition that plagues you with daily pain, we know – but keeping an arsenal of information regarding plantar fasciitis can help you to better understand your condition!
Here are fourteen facts about plantar fasciitis that you may be interested to learn:
- The plantar fascia is one of the largest ligaments in the human body, spanning the sole from the ball of the foot to the heel.
- Plantar fasciitis is one of the most prevalent painful foot conditions. One in ten people will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives.
- Many celebrities have been open about their struggles with plantar fasciitis! Read about these five professional athletes and their journey to overcoming plantar fasciitis pain.
- Active men and women ranging from ages 40 to 70 are the most likely to develop plantar fasciitis.
- Individuals with especially high arches or flat feet are more susceptible to developing plantar fasciitis.
- Wearing shoes without adequate support for the sole can escalate the symptoms of plantar fasciitis by further aggravating the sensitive plantar fascia.
- Jobs that require you to be on your feet for long periods of time can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis or the increased intensity of its symptoms.
- Athletes commonly suffer from plantar fasciitis due to the trauma the sole of the foot experiences through running and jumping.
- While resting the feet can provide relief from plantar fasciitis, pain may feel especially intense after these longer periods of rest or first thing after morning. Many describe their first steps as having “stabbing” sensations near their heel.
- Medical intervention is not always the best method of finding relief from plantar fasciitis pain. Supportive orthopedic footwear such as The Healing Sole in addition to at-home stretches can go a long way in providing you with relief without going under the knife.
- Your weight greatly affects your probability of being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. The higher your weight, the higher your chances.
- Women are more likely to struggle with plantar fasciitis than men. This is largely associated with the damage feet undergo due to wearing high heeled shoes.
- While the feet can undergo trauma during vigorous exercise, simply standing still for extended periods of time can also contribute to plantar fasciitis pain.
- On average, plantar fasciitis is the cause of one million doctor visits annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful and, unfortunately, a common condition. Find relief and protection with The Healing Sole! Wearing our patented, surgeon-designed flip flop for just a few hours each day can go a long way in alleviating the painful effects of plantar fasciitis.