Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. When inflamed, it causes pain at the heel that varies from sharp to dull and is normally worse in the morning. Walking can become painful. As the summer weather brightens our days, sandals and flip flops find their way out of the closet and onto our feet. For some, this means the return of heel and foot pain.
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