Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

In this video Dr. Casey Crisp discusses the many causes and various symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. He explains some simple exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine to help combat Plantar Fasciitis and stretch and strengthen your feet. Learn more about how we’re able to get such consistent and remarkable results.


The plantar fascia is a thick, ligamentous connective tissue that runs from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. This strong and tight tissue helps maintain the arch of the foot. It is also one of the major transmitters of weight across the foot as you walk or run. Thus, tremendous stress is placed on the plantar fascia, often leading to plantar fasciitis— an inflammation of the plantar fascia that causes stabbing or burning pain in the heel or arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very first steps in the morning. Once your foot limbers up, the pain normally decreases. However, it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position.

Plantar fasciitis is particularly common in runners, as well as people who participate in activities that place a lot of stress on the heel and attached tissue (such as ballet and dance aerobics). People who are overweight, women who are pregnant, and those who wear shoes with inadequate support are also at a higher risk. People are also at risk for developing Plantar Fasciitis when making a recent change in footwear, or when ramping up exercise intensity or volume quickly. It is most common in individuals between the ages of 40 and 60. Additionally, factory workers, teachers, and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces run the risk of injuring their plantar fascia.

Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. If you change the way you walk to minimize plantar fasciitis pain, you might also develop other foot, knee, hip or back problems.


While conservative treatment can be effective, it is far from efficient and can takes months or years to relieve symptoms. Based on patient-reported outcomes, on average, Airrosti’s method relieves pain from Plantar Fasciitis in an average of three visits over the course of a couple weeks. Don’t let pain from Plantar Fasciitis slow you down. Learn more about Airrosti’s method and request an appointment or call us at (800) 404-6050.

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