- Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The Plantar fascia connects your heel bone to your toes. When becoming inflamed, it causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. The pain normally decreases with activity throughout the day, but it might return after long periods of standing or after rising from sitting.
- Plantar fasciitis is common in runners, but can occur with people who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis.
“Heel spurs” are caused when the ligament on the bottom of the foot becomes stressed and pulls on the heel causing the ligament to become inflamed(plantar fasciitis) which injures the heel bone. As the bone tries to mend itself, a bone spur can form on the bottom of the heel. Heel spurs are best treated early on without surgery.
- Flatfeet is a condition when the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened, causing the entire soles of your feet to touch the floor while standing. Flatfeet can also develop after an injury or from the simple wear-and-tear stresses of age.
- Flatfeet can sometimes contribute to problems in your ankles and knees because the condition can alter the alignment of your legs. If you aren’t having pain, no treatment is usually necessary for flatfeet