Having plantar fasciitis can cause excruciating pain in the heel. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a very thick band of tissue that spans across the sole of your foot and joins your heel bone to your toe bones.
Plantar fasciitis frequently causes a stabbing pain when taking the first few steps after getting out of bed and standing up after sitting for a long time. The pain typically reduces when you move around, but if you have been standing for a long time, it could come back, making walking difficult and limiting mobility. Continue reading.