Plantar Fasciitis is a tear in ligament in the base of the foot and can occur anywhere between the ball and the heel, although it is more common in the heel area. Sometimes called Policeman’s Heel or Postman’s Heel, the pain tends to be worse after periods of rest, in particular when you get out of bed in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning. This is because when you’re resting the ligament is trying to heal, only for you to stand up and put pressure on it causing the tear to open up again. In the short term it will be just a painful experience. However, untreated it can lead to long periods of intense pain as well as developing other issues as you move your weight away from the damaged area, leading to knee, hip or back pain and often causing the Achilles tendon to tighten. Sole Mates insoles create a natural arch support which not only reduces or stops the pain but, if used as instructed, will usually cure the problem in four to six weeks. Try our insoles – thousands have and have benefitted from the immediate pain relief and comfort they bring.