What Are the Causes of Plantar Fasciitis?

Q:
What are the causes of plantar fasciitis?

A:
Plantar fasciitis means your plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes heel pain and stiffness. The major cause of plantar fasciitis is excess pressure in the heel bone and soft tissues. However, there are many other possible causes:

• Overweight
• On your feet for several hours a day
• Age growth
• Wear worn-out shoes with thin soles
• Have flat feet or a very high arch
• Often wear high-heeled shoes
• Have tight Achilles tendons, or “heel cords”
• Have an unusual walk or foot position

If you have any other questions, go to your doctor for more advice.

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