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How does plantar fasciitis affect my body?

Dr. William S. Lynde, DPM
Podiatrist (Foot Specialist)

Plantar fasciitis has no affect on your body, other than the injured foot. Plantar fasciitis is painful, but if left untreated, it causes no more serious harm. The only issues that come with leaving plantar fasciitis untreated is that most patients try to compensate for their painful heel and change the way in which they walk. This could contribute to pain in the knees, hips, back and possibly elsewhere.

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