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Breakdown of the Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia is a thick, fibrous, connective tissue band which extends along the bottom of the foot. The structural make up of the plantar fascia consists of collagen, elastin, glycosaminoglycans and water. The primary cells are fibroblasts, which synthesize collagen. The primary component of the fascia is type I collagen which adds to the [...]

Plantar Fascia Tear

Plantar fasciitis is a condition which results from microscopic tears within the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia, a ligament-type structure in the foot, is one of the most important structures in the foot due to it’s role in supporting the arch. Despite it’s strength, excess stress in combination with abnormal mechanics of the foot can [...]

Strength of The Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue band which extends from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. The plantar fascia is designed to support a tremendous amount of weight. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Plantar Fasciosis Explained

Plantar fasciosis is the degeneration (deterioration) of the plantar fascia as a result of repetitive stress. The plantar fascia is a broad, thick, fibrous band that extends from the base of the calcaneus (heel bone) to the base of the toes. The fascia is composed of a dense network of highly organized collagen fibers, which [...]

Five Part Series on Plantar Fasciitis, Plantar Fasciosis and Plantar Fascia Structure

The next five posts will detail the development of plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain, it’s progression to plantar fasciosis and how the structure of the plantar fascia corresponds to the condition. Plantar Fasciosis Explained Strength of The Plantar Fascia Plantar Fascia Tear Breakdown of the Plantar Fascia Why do I Have [...]