We dislike Plantar Fasciitis as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s helpful to know what exactly you're up against. That’s why we’ve come up with this short list of interesting and somewhat surprising facts about Plantar Fasciitis:
Foot Fact #1: Did you know 1-in-10 people struggle with Plantar Fasciitis at some point in their life? Yup! That’s a lot of people!
Foot Fact #2: Your Plantar Fascia is incredibly strong! The average amount of stress that is put on your feet for every mile walked is approximately 60 tons.
Foot Fact #3: 1/4 of all your bones are in your feet and your Plantar Fascia plays a big role in keeping them all supported and in alignment!
Foot Fact #4: Approximately 1 in 5 people have high arches, which is a common contributor to Plantar Fasciitis.
Foot Fact #5: Approximately 1 in 4 people have flat feet, which is also a contributor to Plantar Fasciitis.
Foot Fact #6: The Plantar Fascia is one of the largest ligaments in the body.
Foot Fact #7: People who are active between the ages of 40 and 70 are the most prone to Plantar Fasciitis.
Foot Fact #8: Your heel hits the ground roughly 1,500 times for every mile you run.
Foot Fact #9: Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain.
Foot Fact #10: In many cases, Plantar Fasciitis can be treated in-home.
Specifically designed to help treat Plantar Fasciitis, you can try The X Brace out for 30 days risk-free. The X Brace helps keep your plantar fascia ligament from flexing and gives you the support where you need it the most. So, when you are forced to be on your feet for extended periods of time, throw on The X Brace and give your foot the support it needs to get you through the day.
If you haven’t been diagnosed by a doctor, are experiencing chronic pain, or have limited mobility, please be sure to seek professional medical advice before wearing any new brace.
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