Plantar fasciitis is a common problem in the pathology of the foot. It is characterized by a pain in the base of the heel that radiates to the fingers. The pain typically appears after rest.
It is caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia and for its diagnosis, performing an ultrasound is useful. For the treatment it is recommended to use silicone heels, anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy. On this last point, an interesting study has been published that highlights the usefulness of stretching exercises, and demonstrates that these exercises are superior to the use of shock waves.