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Am likely to get plantar fasciitis if I have high-arched feet?

Asked 2 years ago

My left foot has been starting to swell up more of late, the Achilles tendon has been rather stiff, and it hurts to walk on it at all. I have had arched feet for a couple of years now and I've found ways to manage the symptoms of it by wearing arch supports and bracers at night. Could it be that I am also developing plantar fasciitis?

Blake Rodgers

Monday, September 05, 2022

High arches and plantar fasciitis are commonly related conditions, with the high arches putting increased strain on the plantar fascia found on the underside of the feet. This may then cause the plantar fascia to become inflamed and irritated over a period of time, and especially after walking or physical activity. Orthotics can be introduced into ones shoes to support the arch of the foot when placed under weight, taking strain off of the plantar fascia and thus reducing your risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

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