When did you last seriously look at your feet? If you are like most people, you probably never look at your feet unless you are wearing shoes or putting on socks. And even then, it's a short glimpse before heading out of the house.
Unfortunately, because most people don't look at their feet, they don't see issues developing. By the time they notice, the issue is an emergency. This isn't the best way to treat the body part responsible for your mobility.
Do you have plantar fasciitis? You aren't alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), doctors treat nearly two million Americans annually for this podiatric problem. If you have a recent diagnosis, take a look at the top plantar fasciitis treatment questions answered.
Do You Really Need to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
As the name implies, plantar fasciitis starts in the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that stretches from the heel to the toes.