Factors Increasing Susceptibility of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is most common between the ages of 40 and 60. Activities that place a lot of stress on the heel of the foot and attached plantar fascia tissue such as long-distance running, ballistic jumping activities, ballet dancing, and aerobic dance can contribute to an earlier onset of plantar fasciitis.
Being flat-footed or having a high arch can create an abnormal pattern of walking and alter normal foot mechanics. This can affect the way weight is distributed when you're standing or moving putting added stress on the plantar fascia.
Excess body weight puts extra stress on your plantar fascia as well as other structures of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back.
Occupations that require spending the majority of work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time can damage the plantar fascia.
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