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What is it? The Plantar fascia is a strong connective tissue under the arch of the foot that helps with the push-off phase of walking by storing elastic energy and helping with shock absorption. When incorrect biomechanics (e.g. flat foot/knocked knees) or an overload of physical stresses are applied to this structure, the strain on the arch leads to irritation at the attachment. This attachment is the heel (calcaneal) bone. This aggravation is called plantar fasciitis. Most