Plantar fasciitis is a common ailment seen by foot care specialists. The most common symptom is pain in the heel during the first few steps in the morning as one gets out of bed. Some people, also experience pain anytime they are non-weight-bearing for more than fifteen minutes and rise to a weight-bearing position.
The pain, or discomfort, can be felt at the plantar fascia insertion point, up through the arch, just before the balls of the feet. This pain mimics a tearing-like feeling when weight-bearing first occurs, which is scar tissue being torn from the micro-trauma caused the previous day, or weight-bearing event.
Depending on the damage caused, recovery can take a few days, or up to a few weeks. Fortunately, custom orthotics show a high success rate to relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis.