Plantar fasciitis is a condition of the foot commonly characterized by pain at the bottom of the heel. Typically people complain of increased pain with their first few steps in the morning or pain with walking after sitting for a period of time. Plantar fasciitis tends to be a rather chronic problem but there are things you can do at home to help manage symptoms.
Plantar fasciitis is thought to be caused by inflammation of the fascia
at the bottom of the foot. Over pronation (excessive caving in at the arch or excessive motion at the arch) is often observed in people with symptoms of plantar fasciitis which contributes to excessive tensile
load at the fascia - especially over the attachment at the heel.
Plantar fasciitis can occur in low, medium and high arched individuals.