Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Painful Sole of Foot Incidence

Facts about plantar fasciitis:

  • About 1 out of 10 adults develop plantar fasciitis each year in the US.
  • Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain.
  • Plantar fasciitis is most common among people who are active in sports, such as runners.

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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