Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Plantar Fasciitis?
Factors include lifestyle and weight
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these common risk factors for plantar fasciitis:
- Having tight calf muscles that affect the ability to flex your foot and toes.
- Being obese.
- Having a very high arch.
- Engaging in repetitive high-impact activities, such as running.
- Recently increasing your activity level, or participating in a new activity.
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