The Plantar Fascia is the name given to the thick band of tissue found in the arch of your foot. The muscle connects the heel bone to the bones in your toes, allowing movement in your foot. When your Plantar Fascia becomes inflamed it is known as Plantar Fasciitis. This condition is caused by a gradual or sudden tear in the muscle tissue, which is common in active people who play a lot of sport or go running regularly. Injury to the Plantar Fascia is also common among the elderly as your muscles simply wear out over time through every day use.
If you’ve got Plantar Fasciitis you’ll feel a sharp pain on the underside of your heel, usually when you walk or move after sitting or resting for a long period of time. Fortunately, there are several easy and affordable treatment options available for this common condition.