Why Plantar Fasciitis Affects So Many People
Plantar fasciitis affects people between 40 and 60, as well as athletes and people who spend most of their time standing. It’s one of the leading causes of heel pain. Read on to learn why plantar fasciitis affects so many people.
What’s Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a group of thick connective tissues running across the bottom of your foot from the heel to the toes. When your plantar fascia is damaged, it will cause sharp pain in your heel when you stand or take a step. This pain is mainly felt in the morning when you step out of bed, and in most cases, it decreases as you do your business.
Why Plantar Fasciitis is So Common
Although the specific cause of plantar fasciitis remains unclear, it’s predominant in athletes and overweight people. Many orthodontists argue that the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which supports the arch of your foot and ricochets shock when running or walking, occurs when there is excess tension and stress on the band of connective tissues, causing them to rip.
Since every physically active person uses their feet to do different tasks, their plantar fascia is constantly under pressure, making it susceptible to inflammation. Repeated stretching and squeezing of plantar fascia will lead to irritation and inflammation. Nowadays, everyone is into fitness, and that’s why you’ll find people jogging outdoors or working out in the gym every day.
Working out regularly puts your plantar fascia under excess pressure and may lead to plantar fasciitis. Some exercises will stress your heels and connective tissues, such as jogging, which is why the plantar fasciitis rate has increased.
Obesity is also one of the major contributing factors. When you are overweight, the excess pounds will stress your heels and connecting tissue, resulting in constant rips and inflammations. Today, many people are suffering from the “busy life syndrome.”The busy and overworked lifestyle has become quite common in the United States, with people working a big part of their daily lives.
This has led to a steady increase in the consumption of fast foods, which contribute significantly to obesity and other weight-related complications like plantar fasciitis. The busy lifestyle has also stopped some people from working out, leading to obesity.
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