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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Patients visiting their family doctor for heel pain are the fourth most frequent reason to visit them. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause for heel pain. Although there are other causes of heel discomfort such as rheumatoid and gout, plantar fasciitis is the most common. The plantar fascia, a long, flat ligament that runs along each foot, provides support. It is shaped like the trapezoid and narrows at the attachment to the heel bone before widening as the ligament…