Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and is characterized by pain on the bottom of the heel, usually on the inside aspect of the heel and foot. It is usually due to degeneration of the plantar fascia.
Plantar fasciitis is known to cause stabbing pains that can often come and go throughout the day depending on a person’s level of activity.
The pain is usually the worst in the mornings or after sitting for a long period of time. Many refer to the pain as a ‘stone bruise’ because that is exactly what it feels like.