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Will sleeping in good shoes or boots help plantar fasciitis?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
the key is really regular stretching of the plantar fascia and good supportive shoes
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sort of

Wearing any type of shoe or brace to stretch the plantar fascia will help this type of problem. I believe that stretching is probably the most important factor in treatment of plantar fasciitis.

In brief: Sort of

Wearing any type of shoe or brace to stretch the plantar fascia will help this type of problem. I believe that stretching is probably the most important factor in treatment of plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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In brief: Fasciitis

Shoes do not help.
Orthotics that control the excess stretching and torque on the fascia is the key . See your podiatrist for an exam and treatment.

In brief: Fasciitis

Shoes do not help.
Orthotics that control the excess stretching and torque on the fascia is the key . See your podiatrist for an exam and treatment.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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