It is caused by discomfort of the plantar fascia.

AOFAS, Consumer Reports Wellness partner to release handout explaining best remedy approach for plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is pain in the arch or heel of the foot. It is caused by discomfort of the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that goes from the heel to the ball of the feet. This common condition takes time to heal, and non-surgical treatments should always be considered first . With this in mind, the American Orthopaedic Feet & Ankle Society spent some time working with Consumer Reports Wellness to produce a individual handout explaining why conservative treatment of plantar fasciitis, that may include a stretching program, may be the greatest approach.

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