A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease, condition or injury. The main risk factor for plantar fasciitis is physical activity that stresses the plantar fascia.
Other risk factors include:
- Abrupt changes in activity or physical forces endured by the feet
- Obesity or weight gain
- Weight gain
- Pre-existing foot problems, including an abnormally tight Achilles tendon (heel cord), flat feet, overpronation, or unusually high arches
- Poor footwear
- Poor general conditioning
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