Caregivers: Plantar Fasciitis - a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot. I had pain in my sole and eventually the top of my big toe started to go numb. I had tried exercises, special support devices for my feet/shoes and expensive shoes. Then I was told to reduce the inflammation; take ginger root tablets. It has helped me tremendously. I have no more need for daily pain relievers, the numbness and pain are gone.