Recently, I've had a number of clients with plantar fasciitis, a common but painful condition which affects the foot. The pain and discomfort makes it very difficult to walk properly, and swelling may occur in the ligaments of the foot.
You may experience swelling and tender areas in the heel to the ball of the foot. This will be worse as you get out of bed, and take your first step of the day, and may make it difficult to walk normally for a short period, or might also be a problem later in the day. Periods of inactivity or sudden exercise will also produce the same pain.
The condition is more common than you might think, with 1 in 10 people developing plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives. It can occur at any age, is twice a