- In severe cases, surgery may be required
Plantar Fasciitis (see figure 5) – also known as heel spurs or heel bursitis. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot problems. The plantar fascia’s main function is to anchor the plantar skin to the bone, thus protecting the longitudinal arch of the foot. The plantar fascia is strained from overuse, causing pain along the sole of the foot, particularly where the fascia connects to the heel.