Plantar Fasciitis

One of the most common causes of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis. This ailment causes pain and inflammation in the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that goes across the bottom of your foot and attaches you heel bone to your toes. This typically causes pain that most people describe as “stabbing” and it usually hurts the most in the morning after you take a few steps. Once the foot gets used to moving around, the pain usually decreases. However, the pain tends to worsen if you sit or stand for a long period of time. This ailment is most commonly seen in runners, individuals who wear shows with minimal support as well as people who are overweight.

Mayo Clinic (2014). Plantar Fasciitis.