Heel painWhen walking, your heels repeatedly hit the ground with considerable force taking double your body weight with each step. They have to be able to absorb the impact and provide a firm support for the body.
When pain develops in the heel, it can be very disabling, making every step a problem, affecting your posture.
Plantar Fasciitis is the damage to the tissue band (fascia) connecting the heel bone to the base of the toes. It rends to be painful when you take your first step after resting. Most often associated with idle ages, it can occur at any age.
Treatment includes special lower leg stretching exercises, orthoses, and deep heat therapy to encourage healing.