Plantar fasciitis can result in severe foot pain if it is not managed properly. One of the best ways to treat the problem is to use the appropriate plantar fasciitis shoes. Usually people do not pay much attention to this fact but using the right shoes does work. Even doctors say that once an injury such as plantar fasciitis has occurred, the feet cannot absorb the tons of body weight without proper protection and support.
Often, when people with plantar fasciitis go looking for comfortable shoes, they end up getting their injury triggered even more. People usually do not know how to find the appropriate shoes that will support their heels. Here are a few tips to consider before buying products.
Firm heel support
Shoes designed for plantar fasciitis should offer firm support to the heels. If the sole is too bendy or soft, the heel may collapse when you press on the shoe. If the shoe is too much flexible and bends in half easily, it is not the right pair of shoes for feet with plantar fasciitis.
Further, heel support can also be provided by choosing shoes with medium heels. It is important to note that flat shoes will trigger the pain and so will the ones with high heels. A perfect pair of plantar fasciitis should have a slight heel only just to support the feet. The heel counter should also be firm and not too soft.
The arch area
Before buying the shoes for injured feet one should always check the sole at the arch area; the sole should be straight along this area and should not be too narrow. It should be wide enough to offer a comfortable base to walk.
Enough room for shoe inserts
The shoes should have enough room inside for shoe inserts and orthotics. Usually shoes are not designed to have more than required room inside. In order to be sure your shoes fulfill this need you can buy a larger size, get shoes specifically designed for injured feet or buy shoes with removable inserts.
A perfect pair of plantar fasciitis shoes will have proper stability control; patients with plantar fasciitis over-pronate when they walk, and to prevent this from aggravating the problem, shoes which offer sufficient stability should be used. In particular, all kinds of running shoes are known to have a great stability control so patients can conveniently buy good quality running shoes for casual wear.
Considering these tips can solve the problem to a great extent, but, however, if the problem is too severe and serious, the patients should consult their podiatrist before they start using any kind of shoes.It is always best and recommended to seek professional help if your case doesn’t fit in the general definitions. Read the rest of this entry »