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Plantar fasciitis


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The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain around the heel and arch of your foot. It may be worse in the morning.

Things you can do to ease plantar fasciitis include resting your foot, putting ice on the painful area and using insoles or heel pads in your shoes.

A physiotherapist can show you exercises to help with plantar fasciitis. A podiatrist can recommend things like insoles and the right shoes to wear.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the part of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. It’s not always clear how this happens.

Plantar fasciitis is pain on the bottom of your foot, around your heel and arch. See a GP if the pain does not improve within 2 weeks.

Page last reviewed: 07/02/2022
Next review due: 07/02/2025