What is plantar fasciitis?

It’s a condition that causes pain in the bottom of the heel. The plantar fascia is a web-like, thick ligament that connects your heel to the foot or front part of your foot. This ligament helps in supporting the arch of your feet, thereby enabling you to walk. Plantar fasciitis is the top-most orthopedic complaint that a doctor attends.

Your ligaments experience wear and tear as you age because you have been using the ligament from birth. Generally, these ligaments are shock absorbers and support the foot arch. If you had been pressurizing these ligaments by unhealthy practices of walking, these ligaments inflame, get stiff, thus causing pain at the heel or the arch of your foot. This condition is called plantar fasciitis.