Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, which frequently becomes heightened during the summer. An increase in physical activity can put repetitive stress on your heels, leading to symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis. Also, wearing flip flops and sandals provides minimal support on your feet, causing strain on your muscles and tendons. Some treatment options include stretching your calf and Achilles tendon, icing the inflicted area, and compression stockings which help to relieve pain by compressing and supporting the foot. For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Ramelli, please contact the office!