Have you ever cringed at the thought of walking across the room? Does the very idea of jogging, dancing, aerobic exercise, and a host of other heel-stressing activities simply bring you to tears? Yikes! You may have plantar fasciitis, which can be an annoying, painful, and debilitating nuisance when left untreated.
The plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot, and is the culprit when it comes to the throbbing, burning, stabbing, and acute pain associated with this condition. Acting as a tie-rod, this connective tissue undergoes tension as the foot bears weight with every step. The pain is typically concentrated on the underside of the heel and can be excruciating with the first steps of the morning.