More commonly known as heel pain or heel spur syndrome. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) which extends from the heel to the toes. It usually occurs with your first steps in the morning.
Plantar fasciitis is particularly common among runners and people who wear inadequate footwear (non-supportive) or are overweight. The condition is also related to foot structure of the foot. People who have problems with their arches (either high-arched feet or overly flat feet) are more prone to develop Plantar fasciitis.
Symptoms of the condition include pain on the bottom of the heel or arch of feet. Pain usually occurs after sitting for a long period of time. Pain subsides after a few minutes of walking but will return after long periods being on the feet.