Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-i-tis)
is one of the many causes of pain in the heel of your feet. Inflammation and pain is from the plantar fascia which is the band of tissue on the bottom of your foot. This band connects the heel bone to the toes.
Often it can cause excruciating pain when you are stepping out of bed and starting your day. It does tend to loosen up as the day goes on but typically returns after so long.
Plantar fasciitis is rather common with runners and those that may be overweight. Also plantar fasciitis may be a problem for someone wearing shoes that do not support their feet properly.
Try some of the exercises in the video below to help ease the pain.