Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, is the term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of thick tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. It runs across the bottom of the foot and, when inflamed, creates a stabbing pain that tends to be worst in the morning or after periods of inactivity. It frequently affects runners or people who are overweight or wear shoes with poor support.