The onset of this problem is often associated with foot pain at the bottom of your heel. This may be acute in the morning, but it often tends to improve gradually over the course of the day. Towards the evening, a dull ache replaces the pain, which may subside with adequate rest. The typical physical symptoms can include a mild swelling in the affected region, tenderness and redness at the bottom of the heel. Grant Lum has been practicing sports medicine and performing arts medicine since 1994. He is a leading authority in the field of sports medicine, and is dedicated to learning, teaching and furthering advancements within his field. Stay "Lite On Your Feet" with new improved Super Sport® Arch Supports. SuperSport's orthotic design helps eliminate fatigue and foot-ache by providing solid support to the heel and arch, keeping the bones of the foot in their most natural and healthy position. The new advanced-gel heel insert absorbs shock and puts extra spring back into every step. This pain, known as plantar fasciitis, can be caused by a number of things, but typically our footwear is the culprit. Yoga postures that stretch and strengthen the legs and feet can help reduce and even relieve plantar fasciitis The operated foot should always be kept in a complete dry condition. While taking bath, additional care is needed for this purpose. Wash basin bathing is better in this condition. Or else, one can take a bath in a bathtub where the affected foot is kept out of the tub. In general, doctors allow the patient to wet the operated foot only after three weeks. They Must Be Cushioned. The midsoles of the footwear should have midsoles that are flexible and cushioned. This will help absorb the impact each time you walk or run. To ensure constant maximum absorption of the impact, you need to regularly replace these cushioned shoes. With Plantar Fasciitis, the most common condition caused by over-pronation, the feet flatten and cause the fibrous band of ligaments under the feet to over stretch, resulting in a Heel Spur is a bony growth on the heel. This growth triggers chronic heel pain in the surrounding tissues that get inflamed. With no real cure for over-pronation, steps can be taken to prevent the discomfort. "In-built" orthotics in the shoes are a boon to reduce the discomforts of over-pronation. Apr 23, 2010 By Jacques Courseault Photo Caption Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories may help treat your symptoms. Photo Credit drugs image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com You should be able to fix the heel pain pretty quickly. I have heard of people having amazing results in less than a week. It all depends on many factors though. What I do know is that plantar fasciitis is NOT an incurable disease, and if dealt with properly, it can be fixed in no time! The hardest part is accepting how bad the injury is, and giving it all the effort you can to fix it fast. Do not ignore the pain or push through it. I know that after months of pain, you will get desperate. If something hurts, do not do it!