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I have all the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but I don't even have flat feet?

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In brief: Don't have to

To get plantar fasciitis you don't have to have flat feet.
Any one can get it more common in diabetics, it is due to inflammatory changes in plantar fascia it causes severe pain while walking, steroid injection may help along with distribution of weight with supports.

In brief: Don't have to

To get plantar fasciitis you don't have to have flat feet.
Any one can get it more common in diabetics, it is due to inflammatory changes in plantar fascia it causes severe pain while walking, steroid injection may help along with distribution of weight with supports.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not just flat feet!

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation in the thick, fibrous band of tissue that helps support the arch of your foot.
This can occur because of poor shoegear (unsupportive flats, heels, flips flops, old canvas shoes), an increase in activity (training for an athletic event), or an increase in weight or other stress to your feet. See your podiatrist for treatment options.

In brief: Not just flat feet!

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation in the thick, fibrous band of tissue that helps support the arch of your foot.
This can occur because of poor shoegear (unsupportive flats, heels, flips flops, old canvas shoes), an increase in activity (training for an athletic event), or an increase in weight or other stress to your feet. See your podiatrist for treatment options.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not uncommon

Pf is an overuse injury.
It can occur with any foot type. Ice, stretch, good shoes and supports are very important. See your foot specialist for a thorough evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l.

In brief: Not uncommon

Pf is an overuse injury.
It can occur with any foot type. Ice, stretch, good shoes and supports are very important. See your foot specialist for a thorough evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes of PF

Plantar fasciitis is associated with overuse, poor footwear, overuse, tight or weak calf muscles, weight gain, flat feet or high arches.

In brief: Many causes of PF

Plantar fasciitis is associated with overuse, poor footwear, overuse, tight or weak calf muscles, weight gain, flat feet or high arches.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Necessarily

Not everyone with plantar fasciitis has flatfeet.

In brief: Not Necessarily

Not everyone with plantar fasciitis has flatfeet.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't need to

Plantar fasciitis can occur in any shaped foot.

In brief: Don't need to

Plantar fasciitis can occur in any shaped foot.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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