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 How the Correct Shoes Can Help with Your Plantar Fasciitis.    

The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects the heel to the ball of the foot. It supports most of the body’s weight. Due to its density and location, there is less blood flow to the tissue, increasing the risk of injury and prolonging the healing process. 

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament is overstretched or torn. For most people, their injury is caused by repetitive overstraining of the tissue. They will experience inflammation, stiffness, and discomfort. Certain things can increase your risk of plantar fasciitis including sports, pregnancy, obesity, prolonged standing, age, and improperfootwear. 

Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Ninety percent of adults with this condition can manage it with treatments in the comfort of their own home. If you have plantar fasciitis, applying ice and resting your feet will help reduce inflammation and pain. Stretching is a great way to increase flexibility in the tissues. You can even wear foot splints overnight for extreme cases.   

Wearing Proper Shoes Can Help You 

Wearing the wrong shoes will continuously overstrain and irritate the plantar fascia, causing more damage to the ligament. If you have plantar fasciitis, you should always wear supportive shoes with the following features: 

Cushioning

Cushioned insoles absorb more of the shock when you are moving about. A shoe with good heel cushioning will be much more comfortable and will reduce any heel pain. 

Arch Support

Proper arch support for your soles and level of pronation are recommended as well. Every shoe you wear should fully support the arch of your foot.

Lightweight

Heavy footwear increases the amount of force put on your feet when you are moving and will cause more stress to the plantar fascia ligament. 

Proper Soles

Wearing flat shoes or high heels should also be avoided if you have plantar fasciitis, especially for long periods of time. These styles put too much strain on the ligament and can cause pain in your feet, legs, hips, and back. If you want high heeled shoes or boots, we have several styles that are designed especially for people with plantar fasciitis. 

Walking around in your bare feet on hard surfaces also causes unnecessary stress to your plantar fascia. If your ligament is causing you pain, it is important to wear supportive shoes, even around the house.   

 

Get the Right Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

 

At Foot Sensation!, we carry many brand name shoes that are designed to support your feet. We have Birkenstocks, Finn Comfort, Clarks, New Balance, and Wolky footwear in different styles to help reduce your pain while healing from plantar fasciitis. 

Our men’s and women’s sandals, dress shoes, running shoes, boots, and loafers are designed to provide maximum support to the connective tissue in your feet.  

If you have or are experiencing foot pain from plantar fasciitis, contact us today to find the right supportive shoe for your feet. Visit our store or shop online for your next pair of stylish, comfortable, and supportive footwear.