Plantar fasciitis is a very painful condition that can cause a sharp pain in the arches of your foot. This pain is usually worse first thing in the morning when you are taking your first steps of the day, the pain will also usually subside with activity. This injury is more commonly found in the elderly, people who are obese and athletes. If you have flat and high arches you are also more likely to develop this injury. You will often develop plantar fasciitis when the plantar fascia ligaments that supports the arch of your foot becomes inflamed. This inflammation can be triggered through persistent unnatural load and pressure being exerted onto the arch more typically from bio-mechanical imbalances such as over pronation and supination that affect your gait.
One of the best ways to treat plantar fasciitis is to wear a pair of orthotic arch support insoles, these insoles will help to take strain off your arches and correct any bio-mechanical imbalance that you may be causing your plantar fasciitis.