Having read the above passage about the cause of plantar fasciitis, you will now be aware that it comes about because of a mechanical fault within the foot. The fasciitis may come and go over time but the foot fault is permanent. To ‘correct’ this, a podiatrist will often make a pair of arch supports called orthotics. Sometimes a lesser sort of insole will be sufficient, particularly if the problem is mild, recent or if the sufferer is quite advanced in years. Much more information about orthotics and plantar fasciitis topics individually is available in the appropriate FAQ section.