Plantar fasciitis shoes

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About the single most effective treatment for plantar fasciitis is to pay full attention to changing shoes to facilitate healing and recovery. Sandals, flip flops and open back shoes should be completely avoided. This was not an issue for me since I never wore them anyway. Sort of being conservative, I always wore closed shoes, either dress shoes, work boots or sneakers.

There are several outlets that specialize in selling shoes for plantar fasciitis. I basically bought a pair on line for my work schedule. Inserts for my dress shoes were basically off the shelf items and they seemed to work fairly well, at least in my case.

In all cases, the goal of plantar fasciitis shoes is to provide sufficient support for the arch and heel and thus reduce the pain and inflamation. Wearing high heels and on the opposite end of the spectrum, wearing shoes with no heels are both bad ideas if you have this painful condition. Sometimes, I wonder how some women wear those extra high heel shoes and maintain their balance; I bet they do not have plantar fasciitis problems.

Take your time locating and finding shoes. People sometimes spend very little time trying shoes on and evaluating them; instead they simply look at the price and make a decision. More expensive shoes do not necessarily mean more comfort. Shoes should fit snugly without causing pinching anywhere in the foot. Sufficient cushioning is almost an imperative when evaluating shoes for plantar fasciitis.

Because of my work standing on concrete flooring all day, I decided to go on a regimen of changing and replacing my shoes every two months instead of the previous habit of buying only when they go on sale That alone proved to be a great help.

Another seemingly senseless point that I decided to concentrate upon, is the process of tying the shoe laces. I used to rush through in the past and many times the laces were actually getting looser and looser through the course of the day, with the result that at the end of the day when I returned home, I could simply slip out of my shoes. Not any more. I decided to take my time and tie shoe laces properly in the morning and re-evaluate the tightness several times during the course of the day ensuring that they were still snug and provided proper support for the heels. What an amazing difference they made.

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  1. if you have plantar fascitis, can you ever wear highheels again and not experience pain?

  2. Unless you have had EWST treatment or surgery to correct the situation, I do not believe you would be able to go back to high heels. Check with your doctor. In any case, why would you want to take the risk by wearing high heels?