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.
Causes of Foot Pain
From fallen arches to calluses to sesamoids and beyond, WebMD offers a comprehensive look at the causes and treatment of foot pain.
Fallen Arches: Causes, Treatments, and Managing Foot Pain
WebMD explains why fallen arches and flat feet happen, what effects they have on the body, and how to manage them.
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
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.
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.