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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Plantar heel pain

Basically shoes should have shock absorbing qualities, cushioned heels.

In brief: Plantar heel pain

Basically shoes should have shock absorbing qualities, cushioned heels.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: Best shoe for you

There is no one shoe that heals plantar fasciitis.
The key is keeping shoes updated (changing every 9-12 months, sooner if a heavy runner) and finding shoes that are "customized" for you. Customized means shoes that fit your walking/running pattern (stability shoes, neutral shoes, etc.) as well as your foot type (high arch, low arch). Stretching & strengthening the calf muscles is also important.

In brief: Best shoe for you

There is no one shoe that heals plantar fasciitis.
The key is keeping shoes updated (changing every 9-12 months, sooner if a heavy runner) and finding shoes that are "customized" for you. Customized means shoes that fit your walking/running pattern (stability shoes, neutral shoes, etc.) as well as your foot type (high arch, low arch). Stretching & strengthening the calf muscles is also important.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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