Have you ever stepped out of bed and felt a shooting pain in your heels? You may be experiencing symptoms of plantar fasciitis. This condition is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the bottom of your heel, through the arch and toward your toes. Two common causes of plantar fasciitis are over-pronunciation (dropped arches) and tight calves, though mechanical imbalances of the foot increases in body weight and improper footwear can all contribute. Custom orthotics can be a very effective way to alleviate this pain. If you are having this problem, the chiropractors at Baldwin St. Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic will help you select an orthotic that is perfect for you.