Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis affects 7 out of 10 people. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament on the bottom of the foot where it attaches to the heel.
In some cases pain can be avoided by wearing a shoe with a good arch support (insert) and taking Advil as specified by your doctor. If you are still in pain, your podiatrist may prescribe a stronger anti-inflammatory or other treatment such as ESWT shockwave therapy. Here are Atlantic Foot and Ankle we have been extremely successful with the ESTW shock wave therapy!