What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Filed Under: Plantar Fasciitis, Bone & Joint Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Learn the stressors that bring on plantar fasciitis

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. But so can more subtle things, such as having a very short plantar fascia (an unusually high arch) or a very long one (flat feet) and wearing shoes that don’t support the arch.

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