In general, plantar fasciitis develops through overuse of your foot. You can inflame the plantar fascia through a number of activities, like sports. You are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis if:
- You are female (possibly because tight fitting shoes can put pressure on your feet)
- You are overweight
- You have an occupation that requires overuse of your feet, like a lot of walking or standing
- You walk or run regularly for exercise
- You have irregular arches (either very high arches or no arches)
Before talking with you about orthotics for plantar fasciitis, Dr. Aziz will ask you questions in order to determine which activities could have contributed to you developing the condition. This information will help your orthotics to be tailored to your feet more perfectly, and will match with your lifestyle. Understanding how you developed plantar fasciitis can also help you to avoid it worsening or returning in the future.