Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).

It commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.

Plantar fasciitis is more common in runners. People who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support also have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis.

Hawley Lane Shoes offers Aetrex Orthotics,  which are designed to help keep the foot in the neutral position throughout the gait cycle and to reduce stretching of the plantar fascia. Within days of use, most people begin experience relief from the pain or discomfort.