Plantar fasciitis has some predispose factors. People who have high arches or sometimes flat feet, and also those who have tight calf muscles or ankles, who are athletes, do a lot of running or jogging possess a greater risk of developing the condition. In addition, if you weigh more than usual or generally obese, you tend to put more pressure on your plantar fascia, thereby, increasing the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
Pregnant women are also prone to plantar fasciitis. If you are a long distance walker or runner, you are prone to develop this problem. You are at risk if you have a job that requires a lot of physical activity. Highly active men and women in the age between 40 and 70 are prone to be affected by plantar fasciitis. However, it is ironic to note that plantar fasciitis is more common in women than it is in men. If there is a sudden increase in the intensity of your physical workout, this can bring on a bout of the condition.