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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Pujols was disappointed in his hitting, which would result in a career-low .767 OPS, and troubled by plantar fasciitis in his foot. Andy Mccullough,, "Albert Pujols’ return to St. Louis set for adulation, not condemnation," 20 June 2019 Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said that Jacoby Ellsbury, in addition to an oblique strain and a hip problem, was also working through plantar fasciitis in his right heel. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Derek Jeter and Don Mattingly Fall on Wrong Side of a Yankees Rout," 16 Apr. 2018 Most running injuries—like runner’s knee, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis—are the result of overuse, or repetitively putting stress on a muscle or bone, rather than one traumatic wrong move. SELF, "7 Smart Things You Can Do to Proactively Prevent Running Injuries," 26 Sep. 2018 Users swear that wearing these at home instead of going barefoot has helped alleviate their plantar fasciitis pain. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes, According to Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 Duda had been on the disabled list since May 14 because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Maria Torres, kansascity, "After Brandon Maurer blows ninth-inning lead, Royals lose to Astros in 12 innings," 23 June 2018 Next, he was sidelined by plantar fasciitis in his right heel. New York Times, "Good News: Gardner Returns. Bad News: Yankees Still Fall to Rays.," 22 June 2018 Royals left-handed hitting Lucas Duda was taking throws and ground balls at first base before Tuesday’s game, the latest in his progression from right foot plantar fasciitis, which prompted a trip to the disabled list on May 14. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Royals activate reliever Justin Grimm, send Trevor Oaks to Omaha," 12 June 2018 This can result in the most common cause of heel pain, medically known as plantar fasciitis, Dickey said. Vikki Ortiz,, "Flip-flops and summer sandals are bad for your feet," 1 June 2018

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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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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