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What causes plantar fasciitis?

14 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Inadequate support

Of foot due to either inadequate shoewear or poor biomechanics is the main reason.
See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Inadequate support

Of foot due to either inadequate shoewear or poor biomechanics is the main reason.
See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment.
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Plantar fascitis

Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the bottom on the foot.

In brief: Plantar fascitis

Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the bottom on the foot.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anything

That places strain on the ligament.
It could be some minor trauma the person can't recall like stepping on an uneven surface or off a curb, it can be from overuse like all of a sudden running or running for a length of time you are not used too.

In brief: Anything

That places strain on the ligament.
It could be some minor trauma the person can't recall like stepping on an uneven surface or off a curb, it can be from overuse like all of a sudden running or running for a length of time you are not used too.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Surface

Over use, bio mechanics, occupation, sports are some causes.

In brief: Surface

Over use, bio mechanics, occupation, sports are some causes.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Several things

Injury, over use, bone spur, improper. Shoes.

In brief: Several things

Injury, over use, bone spur, improper. Shoes.
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Inflammation.

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: Inflammation.

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.
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