The Plantar Fascia is a fibrous connective tissue on the bottom of the foot that stretches from the heal bone to the base of the toes. It causes the bowing of the arch. When it is overstressed micro tears can form causing inflammation (the “itis” of Plantar Fascitis). It does not have a good blood supply and heals very slowly. If not treated properly this acute injury can become chronic due to scar tissue build up and restricted blood flow.