What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

by Yenny (SU)
Plantar fasciitis is common among runners, as well as those who spent too much time on their feet. Those who suffer from plantar fasciitis get a [literal] wake-up call every morning, on the painful first step they take every day when they get out of bed. The pain decreases as you move around, but can return after long periods of standing or when you rise after sitting. It can also flare up following exercise, rather than during it. But what exactly causes plantar fasciitis?