What is it?
Inflammation of the thick, fibrous band of tissue ("fascia") that spreads across the bottom of your foot from your heel to your toes. The tissue supports the muscles and arch of your foot. If they become overly stretched, tiny tears can occur. This can cause pain and inflammation.
EEK! I have painful feet!
It is best to treat your feet as soon as you have pain. Feet have poor blood supply and need help reducing inflammation.
Why does this happen?
Bad footwear Standing on hard surfaces Worn out shoes Collapsing arches Tight Achilles Tendon Too much activity Walking without shoes Walking on Sand