Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the bands of tissue that connect your heel to your toes. A number of things can contribute to plantar fasciitis. While men can get plantar fasciitis, it’s more common in women. You're also more likely to suffer from this condition as you age or if you’re overweight or on your feet for several hours a day.
Your risk also increases if you:
Symptoms include pain in the bottom of your foot -- at the front or center of the heel bone. You might notice that it’s worse in the morning when you first wake up (“first-step pain”). And it may happen when you’re standing after having sat for a long time.