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Is plantar fasciitis common in young adults and teens?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Can be

It does not discriminate based on age.
Though more common in 30's and up then teens.

In brief: Can be

It does not discriminate based on age.
Though more common in 30's and up then teens.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Not Commonly

Before the closure of the growth plates a condition in the younger population, called calcaneal apophysitis, is more common.
After the closure of the growth plates, plantar fasciitis can be seen.

In brief: Not Commonly

Before the closure of the growth plates a condition in the younger population, called calcaneal apophysitis, is more common.
After the closure of the growth plates, plantar fasciitis can be seen.
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Not rare

Not common, but definitely not rare.
This will usually occur when a person increases there activity suddenly, such as joining the track team or jrotc. Supportive footwear, stretching and icing, and warming up before exercise can help. Stretching the plantar fascia before walking in morning can also help (roll a frozen water bottle between foot and floor.).

In brief: Not rare

Not common, but definitely not rare.
This will usually occur when a person increases there activity suddenly, such as joining the track team or jrotc. Supportive footwear, stretching and icing, and warming up before exercise can help. Stretching the plantar fascia before walking in morning can also help (roll a frozen water bottle between foot and floor.).
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