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Will sleeping in good shoes or boots help plantar fasciitis?

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

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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more