What causes plantar fasciitis?

Causes of plantar fasciitis. It is believed to be caused by repeated small tears in the plantar fascia. If the tension in this area becomes too strong, it will become weak, swollen and inflamed. That’s why it will hurt when you stand or walk because you are stretching the plantar fascia for these actions. Some of the risk factors include:

• Certain types of exercise: Long-distance running and ballet dancing are putting a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue.
• Foot problems: If you have flat feet or have an abnormal pattern of walking, it can affect how the weight is distributed when you stand.
Overweight: Being obese or overweight will put extra stress on your plantar fascia.
• Occupations: Teachers or factor workers who spend most of their time standing can damage their plantar fascia.
• Poor posture
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Related Questions

What are some causes of plantar fasciitis?

A few things. Injury to the heel and/or ach, overuse, worn out shoes, inadequate stretching, and faulty foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis. See a podiatrist for specific diagnostic and treatment information. Read more...
Injury. Stepping on a rock, off the curb wrong way, wearing flats with no arch support, overuse etc. Read more...

What are the causes of plantar fasciitis? What are the causes of chronic plantar fasciitis?

Many. It isn't always clear what causes plantar fasciitis but what is commonly thought to contribute: weight, repetitive trauma to the area/overuse, poorly fitting shoes, abnormal gait(how you walk), heel spurs, or underlying degenerative changes to the hindfoot(heel area). Read more...
Overuse. Plantar fasciitis is an inflamed area along the base of the heel. Most patients with PF agree that they wore unsupportive shoes while exercising or went barefoot for a period of time, which can cause inflammation or tears in the fascia. Read more...

What's causing my foot pain.? Plantar fasciitis has been ruled out also arthritis x-rays show loss of cartilage in front of the ankle bone

Need more info. Loss of cartilage in front of the ankle bone may in itself be arthritic in the sense that it will limit range of motion here. This can cause pain elsewhere in the foot due to compensation and overuse. Seems like you need some more diagnostics. Read more...
See below. You have not told us exactly where on your foot the pain is. Based on your x-ray, that sounds consistent with osteoarthritis. Read more...
Many things. Loss of cartilage could mean an osteochondral defect of the ankle bone (talus), but it's confusing as to the location of your foot pain? Can you give more specifics as to what makes your pain worse, better, location, type of pain (shooting, stabbing, throbbing, electric current, etc). Thanks! Read more...
Sounds. Like a possible osteochondral defect will show up on mri. Read more...

Dealing with plantar fasciitis for a year now. Can pf cause burning sensation even when just sitting? It used to not.

Reevaluate. You need the massage, the ice, but you need clarification as to why this is persistent. Read more...
Try another deck. One needs to know just what "dealing with it" means. The treatment varies with the length of time the complaints have existed. In fact, some so called treatments are quite effective in relieving the symptoms of plantar fasciitis but do nothing, or even increase, the amount of fascia damage thus prolonging the problem. Read more...

Can plantar fasciitis pain lasting for several hours cause slight fever (99)? Body reacting to the pain somehow by causing fever?

Unlikely. Unless the plantar fascia is infected, which is extremely rare, it should not cause a fever. Also, in medical terms, a fever is 100.4 of greater. A temp of 99 in the summer can be normal for some or if elevated for you, is unlikely to be related to plantar fasciitis. . Read more...