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

Examples of plantar fasciitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bader, out since late June with plantar fasciitis, has time to prepare himself for October. Peter Abraham,, 6 Aug. 2022 Before being shut down with plantar fasciitis, Bader was hitting .256/.303/.370 with five home runs and a .673 OPS in 72 games. Kristie Ackert, Hartford Courant, 5 Aug. 2022 One One sneakers are a popular pick among those with plantar fasciitis because of the brand's signature footbed. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 These comfortable walking shoes are specifically designed for people with plantar fasciitis. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 26 July 2022 But it had long been expected that an agreement had been made with Nurkic that he would be retained after the Blazers shut him down following the All-Star break with plantar fasciitis. oregonlive, 1 July 2022 Phinisee missed more than a month with plantar fasciitis, which flared up during Indiana's win over Penn State on Jan. 23. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Apr. 2022 Our pros appreciate that these walking sandals by Dr. Scholl's feature a contoured midsole that keeps the pressure off your arches – very important to look for in plantar fasciitis shoes. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 19 July 2022 Days later, the Blazers announced that Nurkic was out with plantar fasciitis resulting in Eubanks taking over the starting center job for the remainder of the season. oregonlive, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of plantar fasciitis

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 16 Aug. 2022.

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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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