As the symptoms are easily identified, the condition can be diagnosed and treated easily. However, we should try to prevent the self-induced causes of this painful situation by wearing proper shoes, exercising (running) under guidance of the trainer and maintaining proper weight. Take care! Although the exact cause of plantar fasciitis is not yet identified, there are several factors that are figured out as the probable causes of plantar fasciitis. Some of those common factors are mentioned below. A calcaneal spur (or heel spur ) is a small osteophyte (bone spur) located on the calcaneus (heel bone). Calcaneal spurs are typically detected by a radiological examination ( X-ray ). The human spring model states that the body is protected by a spring mechanism that can absorb high force impacts through positive adaptation (training). This can be done through the combined training approach of the body as a lever mechanism through progressive resistance exercises of the spring suspension system and as a spring through spring training such as multi-direction running drills, jumping drills and/or plyometrics. First we have to agree that impact stresses are good for the body as long as we have an intact spring mechanism. This would be the plantar fascia and specifically the inside portion of the fascia that attaches to the first 2 or 3 toes. The spring suspension system muscles that support the arch mechanism as a sling from above and the intrinsic muscles of the foot that maintain the arch. The fascia – Remember that fascia does not have contractile elements. Therefore they are only stretched with the first and second line of defenses being the arch spring and the spring suspension system muscles have been exhausted. What I have found is that fascia can be treated just like muscles and ligaments with deep tissue work. I recommend the deep tissue spring release techniques to release the muscle around the first second and third metatarsals as well as all the stretches of the foot Heel Spurs - These are pointed, bony fragments that extend from the heel and level ahead toward the toes. When the spur tears through tissue and nerves of the foot discomfort can be excruciating. Severs Ailment - Typical in little ones ages nine-fifteen this affliction at times develops from strenuous bodily exercise. It leads to ache in their feet, particularly their heels. Pain in the decrease back again portion of the underside of the heel can signal the development of Severs Disease. Metatarsalgia - A problem impacting the ball-of-foot place which gets to be inflamed normally triggered as a result of sporting substantial heeled footwear. Bone spur, or osteophyte, is bony growth sprouting from a normal bone, causing extreme pain and discomfort when pressing against other bone and/or soft tissue.The condition develops when the body attempts to increase the surface area of the joints, so body weight will continue to be distributed evenly across a joint damaged by arthritis or some other condition. Since heel spurs develop as a result of the plantar fascia being pulled away from the heel, the root cause isn't the fact that calcium deposits have developed, rather the ultimately painful deposits develop due to what ever is causing the plantar fascia to be pulled away from the heel itself.