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Plantar fasciitis

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Introduction
Heel pain is a common foot condition. It is usually felt as an intense pain when using the affected heel.
Causes of heel pain
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for about four out of five cases.
Diagnosing heel pain
Your GP or podiatrist may be able to diagnose the cause of your heel pain by asking you about your symptoms and examining your heel and foot.
Treating heel pain
Treatment for heel pain usually involves using a combination of techniques, such as stretches and painkillers, to relieve pain and speed up recovery.
Preventing heel pain
It is not always possible to prevent heel pain, but there are measures you can take to help avoid further episodes.
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