Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fascitis Plantar Risk Factors

Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:

  • Elderly
  • Family history of heel spurs
  • Flat feet
  • High-arched feet
  • Hill running
  • Long distance running
  • Poorly supportive shoes
  • Running on soft terrain, such as the beach
  • Sudden increase in weight

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Last Updated: Jun 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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