The plantar fascia is a ligament-like connective tissue that runs from your heel to the ball of your foot. If your foot moves incorrectly the plantar fascia may become strained and swell, causing plantar fasciitis. Possible treatments include medication, taping or splints, orthotics, and surgery. Dr. Gross and Dr. Foreman are among the few surgeons who perform mini-incision surgery for this condition.