Fascia Plantar

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Fascia Plantar

La fascia plantar es una banda de tejido muy gruesa que cubre los huesos en la base del pie, y se extiende desde el talón hasta los huesos de la bola del pie y actúa como una banda de caucho para crear la tensión que mantiene el arco del pie. Si la banda es larga, ésta permite que el arco del pie sea bajo, lo cual se conoce más comúnmente como tener pie plano; mientras que una banda de tejido corta produce un arco alto. Esta fascia puede inflamarse y causar dolor en algunas personas, haciendo que caminar sea más difícil.

Fascia Plantar

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  • Last reviewed on 3/1/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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