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Do you get that pain in the heel of your foot after a long road trip and dismissing the thought of it since it gets better after walking for a short while? Do you also get the same feeling after waking up in the morning? You may have strained the ligament that supports the arch of your foot causing this particular heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes, causing pain on the bottom of the heel.
The plantar fascia is a long, thin, tough fibrous band of tissue that lies directly beneath the skin at the bottom of your foot, connecting the heel to the base of your toes. It supports the arch and is designed to absorb the high stresses and strains placed on the foot. Too much pressure and strain may damage or tear your plantar fascia, causing heel pain and stiffness. Here are some factors that make you prone to the condition: