Plantar Fasciitis is a condition leading to heel or arch pain. It is similar to a condition known as Heel Spur. Both conditions are caused by the overstretching of a rubber band type ligament that attaches to the painful heel bone. This is easily diagnosable as there is a lot of pain in the heel after getting up from resting, and the pain slowly eases as you begin to move. The standard of care is an orthotic with a first ray cutout which allows the plantar fascia ligament to stretch but not tear. A correction to the heel tilt to reduce the maximum pronation will also further decrease or eliminate the plantar fasciitis.
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