Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick band of tissue at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to your toes. Symptoms include sharp or “stabbing” pain that is generally localized in the center of the heel. Pain can be present in both heel; however, unilateral pain is most common.
Pain is generally worse first thing in the morning, or after prolonged periods of sitting down. While movement and activity will temporarily alleviate symptoms, “flare ups” are common after extended periods on your feet.
Most acute cases of Plantar Fasciitis are an exacerbation of a chronic condition; however, a sudden onset of plantar pain with trauma can also occur. Plantar Fasciitis is generally categorized as a repetitive stress injury and may be associated with: tight Achilles tendon from excessive running or walking, inadequate foot gear such as soft soled shoes or shoes with poor arch support, or a jumping/landing injury.