The condition affects both men and women and typically occurs in patients aged 40-60 years, although runners are often affected earlier in life.
The condition is common in runners and may also affect ballet dancers and other athletes. Risk factors include having a high-arched foot, a sudden increase in running distance, using training shoes that lack proper support, and having tight hamstrings / Achilles tendons, causing a lack of dorsiflexion. In fact, a reduction in ankle dorsiflexion is what correlates most with plantar fasciitis.
M72.2 – Plantar fascial fibromatosis
202882003 – Plantar fasciitis
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls