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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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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, 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 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

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

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. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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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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. ...Read more

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