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How will my doctor examine me for plantar fasciitis?

If you have plantar fasciitis, your doctor can diagnose this process clinically by reproducing your pain by applying pressure to this region with a fingertip (no additional imaging or tests are needed). Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the adjoining tissues on the bottom (plantar surface) of your foot. This pain is localized in front of the calcaneal (heel) bone, in the region between your heel and the arch of your foot.

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