Your plantar fascia is a ligament that connects the front of your foot to your heel. Its main role is to support your foot arch and assist with walking, subjecting the ligament to a lot of wear and tear over the years.
If the lower half of your calf hurts, you’re not alone. Over 200,000 people visit a doctor every year due to Achilles heel pain. While the Achilles tendon is very strong, it is not very flexible. When it is stretched too far the tendon can become inflamed, which is known as Achilles tendonitis, or it can tear.