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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Plantar Fasciitis

Other conditions that can cause symptoms like those of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Stress fracture of the heel bone.
  • Arthritis.
  • Circulation problems.
  • Nerve entrapment syndrome (nerve is compressed or squeezed by other tissues or bone), such as tarsal tunnel syndrome.
  • Other overuse injuries such as bursitis or tendinitis.
  • Wearing away (atrophy) of the heel fat pad.
  • Sciatica, usually from a herniated disc.
  • Ruptured plantar fascia.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Barry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Last Revised July 13, 2011

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