plantar fasciitis


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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Recent Examples on the Web Williams then developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot, forcing him to miss three consecutive weeks from Week 5 through Week 7 - including a bye week. oregonlive, "Former Oregon prep star Tyrell Williams ‘needs to be great’ for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020," 12 May 2020 Beyond providing arch support, this makes these shoes a top pick for people suffering from a variety of foot conditions, including bunions or plantar fasciitis. Braelyn Wood,, "Shoppers Love Ecco’s Soft 7 Sneakers So Much, They’re Buying Them in Every Color," 23 Apr. 2020 Joseph suffered a case of plantar fasciitis in November that required screws to repair and cost him the final seven games of last season. cleveland, "Browns sign Karl Joseph to his one-year contract worth $2.5 million despite not having his surgically-repaired foot checked out yet," 13 Apr. 2020 After battling plantar fasciitis in 2019, a 14-hit, two-homer postseason gave him more tangibles to bring into free agency. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "MLB free agents: Ranking the 79 best players in the 2019-2020 class," 5 Nov. 2019 Alfonzo McKinnie, who is dealing with plantar fasciitis, missed his fifth consecutive game. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers can’t keep up with surging New Orleans Pelicans, 116-104, as winning streak comes to end," 29 Feb. 2020 When Tony Chen, who runs a boutique tour company and lives on the seventh floor, limped into the building one morning, addled by plantar fasciitis, Sanabria showed him a foot stretch that helped. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, "The Life and Death of Juan Sanabria, One of New York City’s First Coronavirus Victims," 1 Apr. 2020 Zizic didn’t play at all in the preseason and has missed the first three games because of soreness in his foot, which has been diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers decline Ante Zizic’s fourth-year option," 30 Oct. 2019 Penn has dealt with plantar fasciitis this season after dealing with an ankle injury last year. Stefan Krajisnik, Indianapolis Star, "IU rides Ali Patberg's aggression to first Big Ten women's tournament semifinal since 2006," 6 Mar. 2020

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2020

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“Plantar fasciitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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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