What is it?

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. When the plantar fascia is inflamed, it causes stabbing pain which gets worse in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is common in runners and overweight people.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Plantar fibroma

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include stabbing pain near the heel, which is getting worse in the morning, after exercise and after sitting.


Diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is based upon findings in medical history, physical examination that is based on the foot area. Usually, further tests are not required.


Treatment includes pain relievers, physical therapy, night splints, and orthotics. Other treatments may include injections, ultrasonic tissue repair and surgical procedures.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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