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Whats the best insoles and shoe for plantar fasciitis foot arch pain? Don't have benefits for orthotics so wanting to try a cheaper option first.

Whats the best insoles and shoe for plantar fasciitis foot arch pain? Don't have benefits for orthotics so wanting to try a cheaper option first.

Not so easy.: A very sensible approach. The problem is that the arch support design is really dependent on your foot structure. Without knowing that detail, advice on which support to use is difficult and many times wrong. Some supports are for higher arches and some for lower arches. Some are more flexible than others. Shoes need to have a removable insole so that a better fitting one can be fit. ...Read more

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Plantar Fasciitis (Definition)

Pain at the area where the band of tissue referred to as the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot inserts into the heel bone. Too much tension brings on pain. Wearing flat shoes, going barefoot on hard surfaces can be some of the causes that bring this pain. Do not let it linger too long. Can last for months. Pain mostly when standing up ...Read more


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I have plantar fasciitis what is the best cure?

I have plantar fasciitis what is the best cure?

Combo treatment. : The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help plantar fasciitis?

What is the best way to help plantar fasciitis?

Combo treatment. : The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis?

What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis?

Stretching, inserts: Plantar fasciitis is best treated with stretching exercises (heelcord and plantar fascia) as well as inserts (viscoelastic heel cups or otc orthotics) and activity modification and nsaids may help. Pf is an overuse problem results in ligament degeneration. Some cases will require more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best casual wear for plantar fasciitis?

What's the best casual wear for plantar fasciitis?

Running shoes: I would suggest shoes which are well cushioned with a good arch support. Very important in the treatment is consistent stretching of the plantar fascia and achilles tendon. ...Read more

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What is the best insole for your shoes when you have plantar fasciitis?

What is the best insole for your shoes when you have plantar fasciitis?

Various: There are various insoles that work for a wide variety of patients. Some athletes require a custom molded orthotic that is stiffer and more supportive. Some elderly patients require a softer more cushioned arch support that is prefabricated. Many of the insoles sold in stores are not worth the money and have little support for many people. See your foot doctor for the best insole for you. ...Read more

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What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

See below: You need shoes with a good innersole support system. New balance does a good job as well as brooks. You need to find what feels good to you. Often times its not the shoe but a needed orthotic for support. ...Read more

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What type of shoes are best for plantar fasciitis?

Support.: Athletic shoes with supportive soles will be best. You should not be able to twist or wring the shoe, and when pushing from front to back, it should only bend at the widest part of your foot--that's where your foot bends, at the ball. The shoe should also have a firm wrap around your heel, holding your rearfoot in a solid upright position. A good supportive set of orthotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best type of ankle support for plantar fasciitis?

An orthotic: Or arch support would be better than an ankle support. However, some ankle supports may work as they do pss along the bottom of the foot and hence may help support the plantar fascial structure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

Can you tell me what is the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

See below: Often times it is not the shoes but you may need orthotics. If shoes are what you want, look at a good walking shoe with good arch support. ...Read more