Plantar fasciitis (known also as the Policeman’s Heel syndrome) is the most common cause of pain in the heel.
If you are affected by Plantar Fasciitis, you will feel pain in the sole of the foot, in the region of the heel. This pain is sometimes described as a sensation of stabbing.
The pain tends to be particularly severe in the morning, when taking your first few steps after waking up, or in a more general way when you start using your feet after long periods of rest. It is therefore common for someone affected by the condition to experience the pain when standing up after sitting for an extended period of time.
This condition can become an annoyance for even day-to-day activities. The pain and stiffness of the foot may cause a patient to limp.
The pain can also be noticeable if you stand up for a long period of time, or if you perform an intense physical activity such as running or playing sports. The pain is not necessarily felt during the effort, but rather afterwards.
In most cases, patients are only affected in one foot. However, it is possible for both feet to be involved.