Many of these falls result in a traumatic injury such as a broken hip or brain damage. They can trigger a downward spiral into poor health. They can rob older adults of their independence.
The plantar fascia is a thick ligament on the bottom of your foot. It connects your heel bone to the base of your toes and has the important job of supporting your foot’s arch.
If you discover a problem with your feet or sustain a sudden injury, visit foot and ankle surgeons Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland.