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Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Plantar Fasciitis?

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Plantar Fasciitis?

04/28/11

(HealthDay News) -- Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick tissue that connects the heel to the toes becomes irritated, inflamed and painful.

The ADAM Encyclopedia mentions these potential risk factors for plantar fasciitis:

  • Having either high arches or flat feet.
  • Being obese.
  • Exposing the feet to repetitive stress, from activities such as running long distances, running on an uneven surfaces or running downhill.
  • Gaining weight rapidly.
  • Having tightness in the Achilles tendon.
  • Wearing shoes that don't offer good arch support or have soft soles.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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