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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Injury, repetitive pounding from running or other athletic activities, obesity, and standing for prolonged periods of time, particularly on hard surfaces, can stress and strain the plantar fascia and cause plantar fasciitis.

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Filed Under: Bone & Joint Health

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia—the fibrous band that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. The condition generally starts like a stone bruise on the heel and the pain then spreads along the bottom of the foot.

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Filed Under: Plantar Fasciitis