The pain from plantar fasciitis is described as being dull, aching or sharp (all three for me) and can usually be reproduced by flexing the toes upwards and tensing the fascia. Plantar fasciitis also tends to worsen after standing or exercising for prolonged periods or after getting out of bed in the morning. Morning heel pain from plantar fasciitis is one of the most common symptoms and occurs because the fascia becomes tense after a protracted rest. As the person walks, the fascia "warms up" and lengthens slightly, reducing the tension on the ligament and lessening pain. Treatment for low foot arches is necessary when an individual has flattened arches and does not use appropriate arch support in their shoes. Appropriate support can be achieved by using shoe orthotics. For treating flat feet, the feet should be checked by a medical doctor promptly if severe aching of the foot arches or heel pain are felt. After the examination has been done, ultrasound therapy has proven to be helpful in resolving this painful condition. Since the situation with low foot arches is an elongated arch that is flattened, the therapeutic treatment can involve massage , which can make feet feel better and heal more quickly. Calcaneal apophysitis occurs more often in boys than girls and most often between the ages of about 8 - 12 years old. The pain may occur either at the posterior or plantar portion of the calcaneus. While classically described as being located on the back of the heel, it probably occurs clinically plantarly 40% of the time. See additional information on Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever's disease) A neurological examination can assist in this diagnosis. A thorough local examination though will usually demonstrate no local tenderness. If there is no local tenderness, a more proximal origin of the pain should be suspected. Check patellar and ankle reflexes. HLA B27/Asymmetrical Arthropathies The human body is one of the greatest wonders that you will ever find in this world. It is amazing how it develops from the union of the sperm and egg cell. However, one must not forget that all has its limitations and so is the human body. It is true that human's physique is magnificent but you must also not abuse it because there will be consequences if you do strain your body too much. This is why exercises for plantar fasciitis are excellent to help you cope with this foot condition. Over the following weeks I noticed my hamstring mobility improving – I actually reached a point where I could touch my toes with locked knees – never been able to do that in my life! Un-weighted, stiff-legged deadlifts in front of a wall seemed to really help stretch out my hams. Foam rolling got progressively less painful, and I became a strong believer that it does actually accomplish something beneficial – it seemed to really work away some of the angry spots in my calves. It’s really hard to say for sure, but the heel pain did seem to subside a bit as I headed into Spring 2012.