Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes.
Plantar fasciitis is often caused by overuse, but it can also be caused by being overweight, flat feet, or poor arch support. The pain of plantar fasciitis is usually worse in the morning after waking up and after prolonged periods of standing or walking.
The good news is that plantar fasciitis is usually a self-limiting condition that gets better with time. However, there are a number of things you can do to speed up the healing process and prevent further pain, and if you do those things there are some clear signs that your Plantar Fasciitis has begun to heal.