The plantar fascia is a broad, thick band of ligament tissue that connects the base of the toes to the heel. This band of tissue is what makes up the arch of the foot. It is common for this structure to become stressed and strained, especially at the site of origin at the heel. The chronic stress and load can create inflammation and pain. Conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and a home exercise plan are the cornerstones for helping to address the root causes. In some cases, when conservative measures fail, injection treatment can be helpful in helping to alleviate inflammation and pain.