bottom of the foot connecting the heel bone to the toes and creating the arch of the foot. Overstretching or overuse of this tissue can be very painful and make even walking difficult. There are several things you can do to try and cure plantar fasciitis. Firstly, give your feet a rest and try not to run or walk on hard surfaces (tricky one, I know!). To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice on your heel and take Ibuprofen if necessary. See a physiotherapist and get him or her to show you some stretches to help improve the condition. Buy a new pair of shoes with good arch support and heel cushioning or get some shoe inserts. Your doctor
may give you splints to wear at night or even a cortisone injection. In extreme, long-lasting conditions, surgery may be required. The sooner you get started with treatment, the better, as although the pain should ease fairly soon after you start treatment, it often takes from a few months to a year for the pain to go comletely.