Heel pain is frequently related to plantar fasciitis. While it was previously believed that heel spurs were the primary cause of heel pain, it is now felt that it is the strain placed on the calcaneus or heel that causes the spur to grow. Treatment of the primary plantar fasciitis is now the most common therapy today (please see foot and ankle for the treatment of other possible injuries). Plantar fasciitis can be treated effectively with regenerative medicine techniques. Open surgical intervention is associated with a long period of recovery and a significant incidence of treatment failure. PRP injection into the plantar fascia can be highly effective at repairing and regenerating this damaged tissue. A fat graft is often included with PRP therapy to the plantar fascia to improve efficacy and provide additional cushion for the heel during ambulation.