Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of chronic heel pain in adults and is caused when the plantar fascia ligament (the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot connecting the heel and the toes) is strained or stretched.

Symptoms include various degrees of pain, stabbing pain, and stiffness in the foot; especially first thing in the morning, after standing for extended periods of time, after periods of intense use and finally when climbing stairs. Orthotic devices are a common treatment for reducing the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)