WHAT IS IT?
The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel to your toes. It’s main function is to support the arch of the feet and it acts as the natural shock absorber for your foot.
WHAT CAUSES PLANTAR FASCIITIS?
If this ligament becomes irritated or you put excess stress on the tissue then you’ll feel a pain in the heel of your foot when you’re walking, running or standing for too long. Plantar Fasciitis affects 1 in 10 people.
Having a high or low foot arch alters the way your weight is distributed through the foot adding extra stress to the ligament