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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.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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 or 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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Can you please recommend some effective shoes for plantar fasciitis that are not athletic?

Can you please recommend some effective shoes for plantar fasciitis that are not athletic?

Support.: Orthotics are a great addition to "professional" shoes. Even when not in an athletic shoe, you want to go for support and stability. Some brands to try (but remember, this is not an exhaustive list, and everyone's feet are different, so these may not work for you): ecco, born, merrell, naturalizer, aerosoles.

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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.

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Which is the optimum shoe to wear for plantar fasciitis?

Which is the optimum shoe to wear for plantar fasciitis?

Shoes: Believe it or not high heels for a woman with fascitis will help take the weight off the heel but may cause other issues.

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Which type of shoes are best to wear to cure/prevent plantar fasciitis?

Which type of shoes are best to wear to cure/prevent plantar fasciitis?

Treatment options: In addition to shoes themselves... Treat w/ rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes w/ an appropriate amount of arch support... Consider wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see See 1 more doctor answer

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I have plantar fasciitis and am looking for a good shoe insert. Any recommendations?

I have plantar fasciitis and am looking for a good shoe insert. Any recommendations?

Superfeet: The type of insert that you should get depends on your foot type; whether you have high or low arches and how much you pronate. However, superfeet has a variety of inserts, and some are custom moldable (heat moldable). Custom orthotics are always best, but can be expensive, so I would try the superfeet first. You could also benefit from shoes with a rigid heel counter.

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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.

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Are certain types of shoes better than others for plantar fasciitis?

Are certain types of shoes better than others for plantar fasciitis?

Yes: Shoes with a firm heel counter, and better arch support are much better for plantar fasciitis. Also make sure that you cannot twist the shoe around on itself like a dishrag.

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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.

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What should I do if I have been suffering with plantar fasciitis, what shoes would be a good choice?

What should I do if I have been suffering with plantar fasciitis, what shoes would be a good choice?

See below: Stretching exercises, more supportive shoes, massage, physical therapy as well as supportive shoes and orthotics often are helpful. A running/walking shoe or sneaker is best.

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Is it true that wearing old worn shoes can contribute to plantar fasciitis and wearing new shoes helps?

Is it true that wearing old worn shoes can contribute to plantar fasciitis and wearing new shoes helps?

Sole Sacrifice..: If you are having symptoms consistent with plantar fasciitis, shoes and the condition of the shoes are a major consideration in the remedy. There are other considerations that are equally important, but changing worn out shoes is a must, and many times the only thing necessary.

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I met someone with plantar fasciitis who said certain shoes heal plantar fasciitis faster. Which kind of shoe?

Rocker shoes: The newer shape up shoes with a rocker bottom sole will help keep pressure off the area and help to expedite healing. There are also shoes with springs in the heels that seem to help.

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Will sleeping in shoes help plantar fasciitis?

No: What you need is a dorsiflexory night splint that will stretch your achilles tendon and your plantar fascia. See a podiatrist and they can help set you up with them.

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Can plantar fasciitis heal itself if it is just a minor case of it? I got it by wearing the wrong shoes. I have normal arches but shoe caused it.

Yes: Plantar fasciitis can heal itself. Work on actively stretching the plantar fascia. Rolling a golf ball under your foot is often a good technique for stretching it. Physical therapy can be beneficial!

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Will sleeping in tennis shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Facial band: Sleeping in tennis shoes is very doubtful at resolving plantar fasciitis..... But, it would not hurt you to try...Go ahead....And, then if the issue is not resolved, go see a specialist.

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Will sleeping in good shoes or boots help plantar fasciitis?

No: Shoes will not help, however night splints which help keep the plantar fascia stretched out may help keep the tissue loose and prevent first step in the morning pain.

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Is there an over-the-counter shoe insert that is effective for plantar fasciitis?

There are a variety: In our office we start with an over-the-counter (otc) insert along with a good stable shoe. There are many, and each can feel a little different. You may have to try several. We use powersteps and spenco orthotics (the ones with a black plastic arch). Superfeet is another good brand. It is important yo also ice, rest, stretch and avoid barefoot. See your foot specialist if problem persists dr l.

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What is the absolutely best way to treat/cure plantar fasciitis? I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and now use orthotics in my gym shoes. I also try icing and stretching, but I can't seem to eliminate symptoms. I am athletic and teach group fitness

What is the absolutely best way to treat/cure plantar fasciitis? I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and now use orthotics in my gym shoes. I also try icing and stretching, but I can't seem to eliminate symptoms. I am athletic and teach group fitness

Protocol...: I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery.

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I've got plantar fasciitis & need arch support. But I hate shoes! Any suggestions?

I've got plantar fasciitis & need arch support. But I hate shoes! Any suggestions?

Fascitis: Stretch the calf muscles and planar fascie continuously. Shoes obviously play a major part of treatment. Cryotherapy is an alternative to treat the condition as well.