Plantar fasciitis is characterized by stiffness and inflammation of the plantar fascia (fibrous connective tissue) on the plantar (bottom) aspect of the foot. It is occasionally associated with a bone spur on the heel. There may also be a partial or complete tear of the fascia on the bottom of the foot.
Common Signs and Symptoms:
Pain and tenderness on the sole of the foot usually localized at the heel bone with standing or walking, and
The pain is particularly noticeable with the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning or after prolonged sitting.
Inflexibility in the calf muscles
Flat (planus) or high (cavus) arched feet
Unhealthy foot pronation
Repetitive micro trauma or stress to the heel tissues that may cause inflammation or calcification of the fascia of the foot, and Irritation of the small nerve that runs under the foot where the fascia attached to the heel bone.
Ice affected area
Custom foot orthoses and footwear prescription.