(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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