Plantar fasciitis can go away on its own, but a lot depends on why you developed it in the first place. For example, if you were wearing a new pair of shoes that offered poor support, the pain could go away without treatment once you start wearing a better pair of shoes.

However, if you're a runner who has poor foot mechanics such as flat feet and tight calf muscles the condition could take a lot longer to resolve. This is particularly true if you've had it for a long time.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the plantar fascia, the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. When this tissue becomes inflamed you'll feel pain in the heel of your foot most notably with first steps out of bed in the morning. Any activity or biomechanical problem that puts a strain on the plantar fascia will cause micro tears at the site of your heel which causes the inflammation and pain.

It's important to stop the activity and reduce the strain on the plantar fascia to reduce the inflammation and begin the healing process. Learn about how we treat plantar fasciitis.