Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick connective tissue on the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis can be a very painful and very debilitating condition. Poor arches of the foot, long distance running, sudden weight gain, and tight calf or Achilles tendon are just a few explanations as to how this tissue can become inflamed.
The most common complaint with plantar fasciitis is pain and stiffness on the bottom of the heel. This pain can be felt as deep and achy or a burning sensation. Plantar fasciitis is generally worse in the morning when you take your first steps, after sitting or standing for long periods, climbing stairs, or after intense physical activity.
Treatment for this condition consists of active release technique and physical therapy. We may also recommend a night splint to help speed recovery.