Plantar Fasciitis is a diagnosis given to patients with pain in the heel near the plantar fascia insertion. It is often times referred to as “heel spur syndrome” because a heel spur can often be seen along the bottom of the calcaneus or heel bone on X-ray.
The Achilles tendon is the large cord behind your ankle that allows you to point your toes. It is attached to the calf muscles. This injury typically occurs in people playing sports, but can also happen during daily actives.