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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis: Introduction

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is an overuse injury causing heel pain which may radiate forward into the foot. See detailed information below for a list of 7 causes of Plantar fasciitis, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Plantar fasciitis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Plantar fasciitis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Plantar fasciitis

Causes of Types of Plantar fasciitis:

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Plantar fasciitis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Plantar fasciitis may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Plantar fasciitis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Plantar fasciitis may include:

  • Cushioned orthotic
  • Peppermint and rosemary oil foot soak
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Alternating cold and hot foot soak
  • Eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary oil foot soak
  • more treatments »

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Definitions of Plantar fasciitis:

Inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia) causing HEEL pain. The plantar fascia (also called plantar aponeurosis) are bands of fibrous tissue extending from the calcaneal tuberosity to the TOES. The etiology of plantar fasciitis remains controversial but is likely to involve a biomechanical imbalance. Though often presenting along with HEEL SPUR, they do not appear to be causally related.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Plantar fasciitis

The list below shows some of the causes of Plantar fasciitis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Plantar fasciitis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Plantar fasciitis. Of the 7 causes of Plantar fasciitis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 6 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Plantar fasciitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Plantar fasciitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Plantar fasciitis:

Medical Conditions associated with Plantar fasciitis:

Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

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