How to Choose Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis 

What is Planter Fasciitis?

In normal terms if your heels pain especially in the morning or after sitting for a long time, it is likely that you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is a painful inflammatory course of action caused by overuse of Plantar Fascia tissue.

Plantar Fascia is a long connective tissue that lies underneath the skin which supports the arc of the foot. . This arc is nothing but the creation of connection of Plantar Fasciitis tissue from heel to toe. Damage to the Fascia tissue may occur if we force these tissues to stretch abnormally while walking, running or exercising as alignment of Plantar Fascia is prolonged when the foot hits the ground.

Footwear also play small but important role in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. Wrong choice of shoes might lead to painful and serious damage and if you are already going through treatment for any such injuries, your wrong selection of your shoes may make it even worse. Therefore, finding right pair of shoes for anyone who suffers Plantar Fasciitis is quite important.

You should know your exact foot size. To treat and avoid Plantar Fasciitis it is very important that you wear correct sized footwear. It is believed that small sized shoes are one of the causes of such ailment. While wearing, you should make sure that your shoes bend in correct position according to your foot arch movement. It is not compulsory to buy a particular brand as one brand may work for some feet but not necessarily for others. What you need to search for your feet is a pair of shoes with excellent arch support along with comfortable toe box, width that fits your foot, material of the shoe, thickness of the sole, shock absorbing capacity, shoes with cushioned flexible midsoles that can soak up the impact while you are walking, or running. Wear back open shoes or sandals only if they have a strap that attaches your heels to avoid flip flops. You must also try to replace them regularly for maximum shock absorption.

Reflect on Insoles or Orthotics

Orthotics shoes are designed with uncomplicated Plantar Fasciitis treatment method and insoles are designed to give a cushioning effect and shock absorption. Orthopedic inserts give an inserting option that allows its consumers to put them in any types of shoes they want to wear. They are not that as expensive as orthopedic shoes are, and are available at almost every shoe store. They can easily be installed as well.

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