The human foot is a biological masterpiece. It is a complex structure containing 26 bones, 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments in addition to blood vessels and nerves. All function together as a strong, and flexible instrument. An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on the feet. This is why foot ailments are among the most common of our health problems
Sharp foot pain, aching or stiffness on the bottom of one or both heels is a very common ailment. The pain is often at its worst upon awakening in the morning (or after sitting down for an extended period and then resuming activity), causing hobbling or limping for a few minutes before a comfortable stride can be resumed. As weight continues to be applied during walking or standing, mild or severe pain may persist.