Picture this: it’s Sunday evening, and you pull out your phone to check your schedule for this week: several meetings, home repairs that need done, activities to which the kids need taken, and there’s also those workouts you’ve been trying to squeeze in. Monday morning, you step out of bed, and BAM your heel suddenlyRead more
Plantar fasciitis is the term for heel and arch pain due to inflammation and strain of the plantar fascia. This thick band of tissue starts at the heel bone, runs across the arch of the foot, and attaches to the base of the toes. Its purpose is to support the arch of the foot. Often, plantar fasciitis is characterized by increased pain after a period of rest—for example, during your first steps upon waking up. This occurs because putting your full weight on your bare foot damages and tears the fibers of the plantar fascia.