Plantar fasciitis is a condition whereby inflammation of the plantar fascia occurs, resulting in pain in the arch and heel particularly.  The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that starts at the heel, extends across the arch, and inserts into the ball of the foot.  It is probably the most common cause of heel pain.  Most often, patients feel pain is worst with the first few steps in the morning, or standing up after rest.  Though it is the most common cause of heel pain, it is important to see a foot and ankle specialist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. To find out more about heel pain, click here to get to our homepage.  The sooner you seek treatment, the faster the pain will resolve, so do not delay.  Call our office and make an appointment with one of our doctors.