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Chronic Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis



Hi, I`ve had chronic plantar fasciitis/fasciosis for a year and a half, and while I experience the classic symptoms of this condition, my biggest complaint is that the top of my feet and ankles are always painful. Could this be some type of associated tendonitis? Thanks!


It is certainly possible that you have changed the way you walk in response to the chronic pain in your heel and foot. This can cause strain to soft tissue, such as nerves, muscles and tendons in other parts of your feet and ankles. A year and half is a long time to suffer with plantar fasciitis, and it is recommended that you seek medical care to determine an exact cause so that an effective management plan can be developed for you. 

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Jeffrey M Robbins, DPM Jeffrey M Robbins, DPM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University