Plantar Fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber in your foot.
Plantar fasciitis is a cause of pain under your heel. It usually goes in time. Treatment may speed up recovery. Treatments include rest, good footwear, insoles (orthoses), painkillers and stretching exercises. A steroid injection or other treatments may be used in more severe cases.
- For more information please view the Plantar Fasciitis leaflet from The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH).