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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation at the site where fascia attach under your heel bone (plantar fasciitis or enthesopathy). It used to be known as policeman’s heel and is the most common cause of discomfort in this area. It frequently affects people with inflammatory arthritis but it can also occur in people without arthritis.

Plantar fasciitis is sometimes caused by your Achilles tendon becoming shorter. Ask your doctor or physiotherapist about exercises to help you lengthen it.

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