Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the foot. It has been reported plantar fascitis occurs in two million Americans a year and 10% of the population over a lifetime. The etiology of this condition has been associated with one of the most common overuse syndromes including but not limitted to patients with a high body mass index and tight achilles heel cord. The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day or after periods of rest. It is commonly associated with long periods of work related weight bearing.