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Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick band of tissue that stretches from the heel to each toe. The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and acts as a shock absorber during walking or running. Shoes that offer proper support for the foot's arch can help prevent plantar fasciitis. Many symptoms are associated with this chronic problem.

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1. Constant Discomfort

Plantar fasciitis develops in stages. It may begin with slight discomfort in the foot, especially noticeable when walking or running. Sometimes it feels as if you have a rock or a pebble in your shoe when nothing's there. This happens more often when you wear heavy shoes with hard soles and little flexibility.

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