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Whats up with my heel? Pain when I went from platforms to ballet slippers.

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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
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In brief: A tight achilles

Often if you're used to wearing higher heeled shoes, the achilles tendon and calf muscles can shorten and not be as flexible.
Once you switch to a flat shoe like a ballet slipper, the achilles strains due to inflexiblity and will put an additional strain on the plantar fascia ligament resulting in heel pain. You need to stretch in order to start seeing the pain resolve.

In brief: A tight achilles

Often if you're used to wearing higher heeled shoes, the achilles tendon and calf muscles can shorten and not be as flexible.
Once you switch to a flat shoe like a ballet slipper, the achilles strains due to inflexiblity and will put an additional strain on the plantar fascia ligament resulting in heel pain. You need to stretch in order to start seeing the pain resolve.
Dr. Mathew John
Dr. Mathew John
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In brief: Change in shoes

You have changed the height of the heel and of the support of your arch.
Your ballet shoes have no arch support and your heel is no longer elevated putting more stress on your plantar fascia.

In brief: Change in shoes

You have changed the height of the heel and of the support of your arch.
Your ballet shoes have no arch support and your heel is no longer elevated putting more stress on your plantar fascia.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Change in shoes

Shoes with improper support may be one cause of your foot pain.
Try wearing a properly fitting shoe with a good arch support.

In brief: Change in shoes

Shoes with improper support may be one cause of your foot pain.
Try wearing a properly fitting shoe with a good arch support.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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