Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bow to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. This can be painful and make walking more difficult.
There are many things that can cause plantar faciitis including certain types of exercise, age, body mechanics (flat feet or high arch), obesity and occupations that keep you on your feet.