Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of pain in the heel.

It happens when thick band of tissue gets inflamed (plantar fascia), that runs across the bottom of each foot and connects the heel bone to the toes.

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning . As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.

It is more common in runners and in people who are overweight or in people who wear shoes with no or inadequate arch support and during a sudden increase in physical activity.


Plantar fasciitis usually causes stabbing pain in the arch of the foot near the heel. . The pain usually occurs with your first steps in the morning or it can be caused by long periods of standing or sitting. The pain is usually stronger after training, rather than during it.


Under normal conditions, your plantar fascia absorbs hits and helps maintain the foot’s arch. Increased pressure and load may cause tearing of the fascia. Prolonged stretching and tearing may cause irritation or inflammation to the fascia, although in many cases of plantar fasciitis the cause is unclear.