Plantar fasciitis is a common pathology and the most likely cause for heel pain. It is caused by the inflammation, degeneration and possible calcification of the plantar fascia insertion in the calcaneal bone, reason why it is frequently called of “heel spur”. This pathology is associated with obesity, inactivity, flatfoot and cavus foot.
Repetition microtrauma, due to prolonged walking or running, aggravate symptoms.
Treatment is usually conservative, being the surgical treatment reserved for the recalcitrant cases.