Plantar fascia is comprised of thick band of tissue extending posteriorly
from the calcaneus to the metatarsal heads. It has central prominent fibers with
medial and lateral components.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of plantar fascia and surrounding
structures. There are several causes, which include mechanical, degenerative,
and systemic factors.
Mechanical causes are pes cavus, pronated foot and externally rotated lower
Degenerative causes are atrophy of heel pad and increase foot pronation due to
Systemic factors are rheumatoid disorders.
22 years old male with history of pain and tenderness in the heel of right
Coronal protein density and sagittal fast spin echo T2 W images demonstrate
focal thickening of plantar fascia and edema in the flexor digitorum brevis and