Plantar Fasciitis

“Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue  that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.”


  • Stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel.
  • Pain with your first steps in the morning.
  • Increased pain with prolonged standing or walking.
  • Pain after getting up from being seated for a period of time.
  • Feels like walking on marbles.
  • Swelling.


  • Ice 2-3 times a day.
  • Take anti-inflammatories such as Aleve or Ibuprofen.
  • Make sure to do stretching exercises.
  • Cushioned insoles.
  • Shoe modifications.

If any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, please call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hollander. (707) 578-1222.

Alma, P.M.A.