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Health Tip: Recognizing Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

Signs you might be prone to it

(HealthDay News) -- Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tendon in the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed and painful.

The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society says risk factors include:

  • Being female.
  • Being overweight.
  • Working in a job in which you must walk around or stand on a hard surface for long periods.
  • Walking or running long distances regularly.
  • Having tight calf muscles, flat feet or high arches.

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