Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick, ligament-like band that runs from the ball of your foot all the way to your heel. This band raises the arch of your foot. If it swells, the tiny fibers can start to fray.
Symptoms: Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain on the inside of the foot and pain that worsens with prolonged movements. The bottom of your foot might also hurt while you are standing.
Non-Surgical Treatments: The first goal in treating plantar fasciitis is managing symptoms, and then correcting the problem. Medications, taping, physical therapy, and custom orthotics can be used to relieve pain, control movements, and support the arch.
Surgery: Surgery is typically not needed for plantar fasciitis, but may be necessary if your heel pain is not helped through other methods and it affects your regular activities. Surgical approaches can include stretching certain nerves or cutting part of the plantar fascia.