Updated: Jul 12, 2020
Plantar fasciitis (pronounced “plantar fash-ee-itis”) sometimes referred to as “Runners Heel,” is an inflammation of the plantar fascia – the long, flat ligament that runs along the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia extends from the toes, all the way down to the heel. It is one of the most painful foot problems that people deal with, and can make it very difficult to even walk without severe pain.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is usually caused from repetitive strain to the heel area, and is a common, and very persistent injury afflicting runners, walkers and hikers, and many people who stand on hard surfaces like concrete for a living, i.e., waitresses, cashiers, and anyone standing or walking a lot on hard surfaces. It creates a debilitating pain that is usu