Heel pain & plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is the thickening and inflammation of the plantar fascia which is a band of flexible tissue running from the heel bone to the bones in the ball of the foot.
Usually heel pain from plantar fasciitis is worse with the first few steps of the morning.
About 1 in 10 people are estimated to be affected by this condition and it is most common in people ages 40-60 years.
Most of the time plantar fasciitis will improve over time with conservative treatment. A Foot Health Practitioner can offer advice on specific ways to help relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, as well as taping/strapping to help alleviate the pain.