Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that occurs when connective tissue at the bottom of the foot, called the plantar fascia, is irritated and inflamed. The condition commonly occurs among people who spend a lot of time on their feet.
Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
Plantar fasciitis can cause significant heel pain. Heel pain that occurs in the morning upon wakening is a hallmark sign of plantar fasciitis, however, it can also feel worse following rest or after being on your feet for long periods of time. The pain may subside after walking or stretching, which helps relax the plantar fascia.