Plantar Fasciitis - Glossary

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Glossary

Achilles tendon: One of the longest tendons in the body, it attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone.

Fascia: Sheet of thick fiber tissue which surrounds the body beneath the skin. Fascia also encloses muscles. Inflammation of the fascia is referred to as fasciitis.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy: A procedure performed to relieve the pain and inflammation on the heel bone using external shock waves.

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