Plantar Fasciitis is a condition involving the large ligament-type structure in the sole of the foot that can cause heel pain and arch pain. The Plantar fascia becomes inflamed and irritated at its attachment into the base of the heel and can often have small tears. Sometimes Heel Spurs are present, but these are not the cause of foot heel pain. “Heel Spurs” is an incorrect diagnosis that has been used for many years, and this is finally becoming more apparent to most medical professionals.
Plantar Fasciitis is often described as the feeling of a stone bruise underneath the heel and usually causes pain when the foot hits the floor in a morning and after being on the feet for long periods.