Learning About Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament called plantar fascia, which is on the bottom of the heel bone. Christopher Hodgkins, Orthopedic Surgeon at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says it is a terrible problem, because it is incredibly difficult to get rid of it and it will cause pain when stepping.
“The problem will not go away until you solve two factors: tight plantar fascia and tight Achilles tendon. And that’s why the number one treatment modality for this problem is physical therapy,” he points out.