plantar fasciitis

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of plantar fasciitis

: inflammation of the dense fibrous band of tissue of the sole of the foot that is marked especially by heel or arch pain

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First Known Use of plantar fasciitis

1940


Medical Dictionary

plantar fasciitis

noun

medical Definition of plantar fasciitis

: inflammation involving the plantar fascia of the foot especially in the area of its attachment to the calcaneus that is marked especially by heel or arch pain

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