Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Painful Sole of Foot Underlying Cause

Causes of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Foot injury
  • Running on:
    • Very hard surfaces
    • Soft surfaces
    • Hills
  • Flat feet
  • High arches

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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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