If you are experiencing heel pain that is worse first thing in the morning or after you have been sitting for long periods of time then you may have Plantar Fasciitis.
Other signs include having to stop when you have been walking to let the heel pain decrease. Stretching your fascia or massage your heel to allow for mobility and to reduce the pain.
For other people, the pain can be unbearable when they are spending long periods of time standing due to their work. Plantar fasciitis can affect everyone but common in people whose job requires standing a long time at work such as nurses, retail staff, warehouse workers, pharmacists, post-menopausal women, overweight people or young mothers.
This can be debilitating, causing them to look for other jobs and even change long term careers.
Other causes include wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces and faulty structures of the feet such as high arches or overly flat feet.