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It felt the way I imagine a  knife driving into the bottom of my footwould feel every time I took a step. It was the most intense first thing in the morning when I would roll out of bed and my feet hit the floor for the first time that day.  The shooting pain was hard to ignore.
It’s called Plantar Fasciitis and it hurts!Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, or main ligament on the bottom of the foot.  It is caused by strain and due to the strategic location and function of the heel it becomes an area vulnerable to damage, injury and pain.
How long does it last?I’ve had it twice now and in both cases it lasted a very long time. It was several months of hobbling around every time I resumed activity after a period of rest. That is when the pain of plantar fasciitis is the most intense. It tends to lessen with continued motion, almost like it’s warming up.  The end of the day can be particularly tricky as well depending on the amount of standing, walkin…

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