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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. ...Read more
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
What should I do if I have been suffering with plantar fasciitis, what shoes would be a good choice?
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. ...Read more
Use an orthotic in: The volleyball shoes....Get a more detailed answer ›
Had plantar fasciitis for about 15-16 weeks. I do ice, stretch, nightsplints, massage therapy, exercises, heat, rest, good shoes, custom orthotics? What else
Is it true that wearing old worn shoes can contribute to plantar fasciitis and wearing new shoes helps?
Not necessarily.: Many people wear their favorite old worn out shoes forever & never have trouble, but if you start to have symptoms of planter fasciitis, finding comfortable shoes such as Nike, Brooks, New Balance or the like is best. Also you May need inserts made. For your present shoes. ...Read more
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.
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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. ...Read more
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.
What's 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
I met someone with plantar fasciitis who said certain shoes heal plantar fasciitis faster. Which kind of shoe?
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
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
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
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
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
I have plantar fasciitis on my left heel. It started 6 weeks ago after running a series of sprints with "barefoot" shoes. I typically do sprint workout 3 times a week with better padding. Since it has not healed How long to discontinue sprinting?
Ask your doctor: Especially if your not healing well. Get a second opinion from a podiatrist to see what the cause is. If calcification's present from a heel spur, then you may need to have it lasered. Probably won't go away on its own. Always get 2nd opinion. You may have more going on than you think! So see a doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more
Can red led therapeutic lights reduce pain in plantar fasciitis of the foot? And would vibram five toes shoes stretch that problem to fix it too?
Led: Well said dr fox! The vibram thing is designed to lighten your wallet. Led thing is just that. Folks come up with 'stuff' all the time to try to convince the unknowing public to seek their product rather seek real help. They do this because real help costs a bit more. Why? Because we know what we are doing, which is exactly why you are on this site asking anonymous questions. ...Read more
Can I wear compression socks when I sleep? When I wake up, I can barely walk from the plantar fasciitis. Anything else I can do @ home to help myself?
Rest and Heal.: Why would you want to wear compression socks when you sleep? The time to put them on is when you arise after sleep. Sleeping with compression hose that are not properly sized could impede venous return and potentially have an affect on your foot pain. The best thing you can do is stay off your feet and let the fascia recover. If you must walk, wear great shoes and limit your standing and walking. ...Read more
A cam walker: Is an acceptable treatment for plantar fascitiis. I would think it would be easier to use normal shoes and use an orthotic though.,,, ...Read more
Is there a special boot I can purchase OTC that relieves pressure off the heel when lying down? Went to E.R. and supposedly have plantar fasciitis.
Yes: What you are looking for is a fabric device that connects the tip of your foot to your shin, keeping your calf muscle lengthened. In addition, do calf stretches 3 times a day. Strengthening the calf muscle will remove pressure from the plantar fascia, curing the condition. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Has anyone had success with Tenex (guanfacine) procedure for chronic plantar fasciitis with partial tear? (pt, cortisone, orthoses, cast boot haven't worked)
Tenex (guanfacine) regenerative: Tenex (guanfacine) can be quite effective for chronic plantar fasciitis. It's minimally invasive, very safe, and stimulates healthy tissue growth. I also like prp, amnio-tissue, and stem cell injections for plantar fasciitis. Insurance doesn't pay, but I've seen these quite effective. ...Read more
I have tried many things to try and get rid of my plantar fasciitis. Icing my feet, custom orthotics, wearing a stretch sock at night, stretching during the day, physical therapy, cortisone shots, and a walking boot. Should I consider surgery?
Second opinion?: Have you tried getting a second opinion? Sometimes a fresh set of eyes is all you need ☺ ...Read more
They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more