If you have read the above questions, you will be aware that fasciitis comes about because of a mechanical fault within the foot and that it has an episodal nature – that is, heel pain naturally comes and goes over time. Episodes can last for many years and tend to get more frequent and more severe with advancing age. After visiting the podiatrist and successful resolution of the pain, it is in your best interests to continue to wear the shoe insert that was provided to you to prevent a re-occurrence of the pain. For more information, please browse to our Plantar Fasciitis Info Sheet. Alternatively, click the following link to return to the Podiatry FAQs Blog.