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

Examples of plantar fasciitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like Williams, there is also an injury concern with Porzingis, who will enter training camp next month coming off a plantar fasciitis injury. Gary Washburn,, 2 Sep. 2023 Schoonmaker missed the start of camp recovering from plantar fasciitis. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2023 Picking the wrong sandals may actually worsen your plantar fasciitis pain. Sherri Gordon, Health, 12 July 2023 In many cases, the removal of spurs will immediately follow plantar fasciotomy, also known as plantar fasciitis release surgery. Stuart Hershman, Verywell Health, 27 June 2023 These devices can even help alleviate pain associated with muscle aches and other health conditions, such as plantar fasciitis and neuropathy. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 30 May 2023 Porzingis, who was traded to the Celtics in June as part of blockbuster deal that sent Marcus Smart to the Grizzlies, is currently dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, an injury that will keep him sidelined for several weeks. Hayden Bird,, 24 Aug. 2023 As fabulous as heels may be, their long-term use can result in injury, chronic pain, and conditions such as Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Caitlin Pagán, Verywell Health, 28 July 2023 The Reds have an off day on Thursday, and want to give India a couple extra days to come back from plantar fasciitis, which has been described as like having a knife jammed into the bottom of the foot. Jason Williams, The Enquirer, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plantar fasciitis was in 1940

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“Plantar fasciitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition

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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