Often referred to as the “Jogger’s heel”, plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.
It has been estimated that about 10 percent of people will suffer from the condition at least once during their lifetime.
The plantar fascia is a flat band of connective tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
This ligament provides support to the arch of the foot. Excessive stretching and repeated straining of the ligament can cause small tears in the tissue, leading to inflammation and pain.
Orthotic insoles may be recommended to control the discomfort that often accompanies plantar fasciitis.