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 Playing his last game in a Thunder uniform on March 24, the Thunder’s outlook on the season got even worse as face of the franchise Gilgeous-Alexander was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on the same day. Nick Crain, Forbes, "Oklahoma City Thunder Experience Growing Pains During Rebuild," 20 Apr. 2021 In 2015, Randy retired from the ManiAACs due to stabbing pain from plantar fasciitis. Leah Waters, Dallas News, "A former Mavs ManiAACs dancer’s long journey back from homelessness," 14 Apr. 2021 Oklahoma City was without a few of its top players, including G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (right foot plantar fasciitis) and G Luguentz Dort (concussion protocol). ... David Brandt, Star Tribune, "Suns lead by 30 after 1 quarter, cruise past Thunder 140-103," 3 Apr. 2021 Evan Longoria, who had a reoccurrence of his semi-regular plantar fasciitis issues, played in the field by the end of the spring and is likely to be at third base on Thursday. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "Giants camp: Mostly healthy, plus veterans Belt, Posey, and Longoria are ready to go," 30 Mar. 2021 Slater, a right-handed hitter, is a good bet to be in the order April 1, and Wilmer Flores, who didn’t play Tuesday, is a possibility at first, or maybe third if Evan Longoria is limited to the DH spot by plantar fasciitis. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "Giants' regulars do damage at Goodyear, starter Logan Webb still spotless," 23 Mar. 2021 Penn is one of Indiana’s top — if not the top — shooting threat who is recovering from plantar fasciitis surgery and clearly is yet to be back at 100%. Stefan Krajisnik, The Indianapolis Star, "IU women's basketball finds reasons to nitpick after blowout win," 4 Dec. 2020 The cupped rubber soles add traction and comfort for people with plantar fasciitis. Outdoor Life, "Best rain boots for women: Keep your feet dry in soggy conditions," 25 Jan. 2021 These socks are recommended for wearers seeking relief for bunions and plantar fasciitis. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Compression socks to ease aches and support travel," 20 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of plantar fasciitis

1940, in the meaning defined above

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22 Apr 2021

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“Plantar fasciitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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