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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 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 [...]