Do you wake up in the morning and dread the thought of putting your foot on the floor because you know your heel will be painful? Do you dread standing up after sitting for awhile? Does this pain tend to ease as you start to walk around? Does your heel hurt more as the day progresses? Do you have more heel pain the day after you have been more active?
If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, you may have plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick band of supportive tissue that begins on the bottom of the heel and runs toward the toes. This fibrous band helps to stabilize and support your foot when you are standing, walking or running.