noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the fascia of a muscle or organ.
- Involvement of the sites of insertion of ligaments and tendons is manifested clinically as Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and costochondritis.
- Therefore, plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of an area inside the bottom of the foot.
- The inflammation is called plantar fasciitis and can be quite painful.
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