A 42-year-old member asked:
should somebody with plantar fasciitis wear high heels?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Thaler answered
41 years experience Prosthodontics
No: You want to stretch the back of the leg in the other direction. Toes up, heel down. See your podiatrist !
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
Dr. Libby Putnam answered
12 years experience Podiatry
Yes and no.: The heels will take a strain off your achilles tendon, but will not be very supportive in the arch or rearfoot. A good supportive structured shoe is best when treating plantar fasciitis: think of it like a brace for the arch of your foot. Like with any injury, you want to brace the area as it heals, whether that's with a sling, cast, or in this case, a supportive athletic shoe with orthotic.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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