What causes plantar fasciitis? Perhaps your plantar fasciitis was the result of a sports injury or an accident. Those are more direct causes although there are contributing factors.
For me, my injury occurred one lovely May morning when I stood up at my desk to get a cup of coffee. Immediately I experienced a stabbing pain in my left foot. I thought it was a severe cramp. I’d done my morning fitness routine at the gym. Nothing unusual there. What was this cramp that didn’t want to go away. I tried stretching my foot a bit waiting for the pain to subside. After about five minutes, it felt slightly better and I hobbled off to get my coffee. Little did I realize that my ligaments had torn on the bottom of my foot and how severe the injury actually was. It would be eighteen months before my foot was fully healed.
Of course, I didn’t want to go through that again so learning the causes of plantar fasciitis was important to me. One of the sites I found helpful was Web MD Causes of Plantar Fasciitis. It also lists some of the factors that may make you more likely to have plantar fasciitis problems. When you know this, you can take action to help avoid further attacks.