Fascial pain is typically described as a sharp pain located at the bottom of the foot around the heel. Pain is present and often worse with first steps out of bed in the morning. And after long periods of rest, such as after a car ride or seated work at a desk. Pain will typically subside after a few minutes of walking or exercise, but generally will increase following exercise or activity. In 70% of cases plantar fasciitis is present in only one foot. If you are experiencing heel pain and think you may have plantar fasciitis, physician evaluation is recommended. An evaluation can confirm the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis as well as rule out any other potential causes of heel pain, including stress fracture, nerve entrapment, bone tumor, or inflammatory arthritic conditions.