Plantar Fasciitis Directory
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is caused by repeated strain on the plantar fascia, the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes, supporting the arch of the foot. A strained plantar fascia causes weakness, swelling, and inflammation, especially in one or both heels. Causes of plantar fasciitis include rolling the feet inward while walking; having high arches or flat feet; and running, walking, or standing for along periods of time. Symptoms include pain upon waking and pain while walking and climbing stairs. Treatment includes resting the feet, doing calf stretches and towel stretches several times daily, and wearing shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of plantar fasciitis, including its causes, diagnosis, treatment, and much more.
How Doctors Treat Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that your doctor can treat with a variety of procedures from noninvasive to surgical.
What Exercises Help if You Have a Sprained Ankle?
When you sprain your ankle, the right exercises can speed up recovery and help prevent sprains in the future. Learn exercises to help with range of motion, strength, balance, and stability.
Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms & Diagnosis: How To Tell If You Have It
WebMD explains plantar fasciitis - which is inflammation of the tissues in the bottom of your foot, heel, and arch. Learn how to treat the symptoms and relieve the pain.
Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
If the bottom of your foot hurts when you walk, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. WebMD explains the causes and symptoms of this condition.
Slideshows & Images
Feet (Human Anatomy): Bones, Tendons, Ligaments, and More
WebMD's Feet Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the parts of the feet and explains their function.
Slideshow: Pictures of Common Foot Problems
See pictures of bunions, corns, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems – and learn what treatments may help these conditions.