Plantar Fasciitis refers to the condition of inflammation of the tight band of tissue that forms the arch of the foot. It is most often seen in middle-aged men and women, but can be found in all age groups. The condition is diagnosed by the typical symptom of focal pain deep in the heel area of the bottom of the foot. Often the pain from plantar fasciitis is most severe when you first stand on your feet in the morning. Pain often subsides quite quickly, but then returns after prolonged standing or walking. It is sometimes, but not always, associated with a rapid gain of weight. It is also sometimes seen in recreational athletes, especially runners. If you have any quesrion, please click here to send us an email.