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Pain in your heels? It could be Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes, supporting the three main arches of your foot. When you strain your plantar fascia due to weakness and overuse, the heel area becomes swollen, irritated and extremely painful. The worst time for pain is first thing in the morning when you get out of bed and start to walk. Our feet are designed to be barefoot using our toes much like our hands in order to maintain normal strength and mobility. Shoes work much like a cast, immobilizing our feet and causing the muscles to weaken. Improper footwear is one of the leading...

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