What is Plantar Fasciitis?
One of the most common causes of pain in your heel, plantar Fasciitis, is the inflammation of the tissue band that connects your toes to your heel bone.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
If you are overweight or obese, you are at a greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis due to the increased pressure on the ligaments especially if your weight gain was sporadic. Long distance runners as well as those whose occupations require them to be on their feet often also are more likely to develop this condition
What is the treatment?
Conservative treatments such as physical therapy, stretches, and the use of orthotics treat about 80% of patients with this problem as cited in this article. For the remainder, steroid injections under ultrasound guidance are performed to alleviate symptoms. For severe conditions, the surgical route is also available for release of the fascia.