The symptoms of the plantar fasciitis include pain in the center of the heel with weight bearing. This is usually most pronounced in the morning when the foot is first placed on the floor. Other patients will complain of pain when standing after a brief rest of sitting. Diagnosis Stretching is extremely important. A gentle stretch held for a least one minute is necessary. We suggest performing this stretch for one to two minutes several times a day. If you stretch after you get up in the morning, after breakfast, lunch, and dinner and then just prior to bed, that is at least 5 sessions in a day. Surgery A callus or corn is a buildup of skin that forms at points of pressure or over boney prominences. Calluses from on bottom side of the lower leg, corns form on the top of the foot and linking the toes. These are usually under the foot bones. The causes for this disease are called repeated friction and pressure from the skin rubbing against boney areas or against an irregularity in a shoe as well as hereditary disorders. Generally, podiatrist recommended for a physical examination, X-ray evaluation to rule out their causes, padding and taping, custom orthotics and inflammatory medication or surgery as required that depends on condition. Each of your feet has 26 bones, more than 30 muscles and numerous tendons and ligaments that work together to bear and propel your body weight during standing, walking and running. Bones provide support, ligaments provide stability and muscles and tendons provide movement. While resting your feet may give you relief, a characteristic of plantar fasciitis is that that relief tends to be only temporary, with the pain coming back as soon as you resume placing weight on your heels and, accordingly, stretch the plantar fascia. Although the pain usually diminishes after a few minutes, it will return again as your time on your feet goes on. Contrary to common marketing, stretching aids such as plantar braces and splints are bad for Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis. Most stretching exercises do more harm than good The Plantar Fascia does not stretch. Think about it, if it did then people who stand or walk all day would have plantars that are stretched beyond belief. The Plantar is designed by nature not to stretch so that it can provide the structural support your foot needs to endure the full weight of your body. Stretching is not advised for the treatment of Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis and will not help you heal. Once I discovered I had Plantar fasciitis, I learned that it is a common complaint. The plantar fascia is a fibrous tissue on the bottom of the foot that creates the arch of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. Plantar Fasciitis is the progressive degeneration of this tissue. The most common indicator of Plantar Fasciitis is pain in the morning when getting out of bed which decreases throughout the day. I had this kind of pain for over 7 years, but never did anything about it because the pain would always subside.