The right shoes matter with plantar fasciitis

Kenneth L. Cornell, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatry, at ARC Round Rock says plantar fasciitis is the single most common reason he sees people with heel and arch pain in this recent article in Insider.com. Plantar fasciitis happens when your plantar fascia, the ligament that runs from your toes to your heel, tightens. Every step then causes the important ligament to tear a small amount, more and more, which leads to moderate to severe pain.

Dr. Cornell says, "One of the biggest culprits of plantar fasciitis is shoes with not enough support for your arch or heel."

Best at-home shoes for plantar fasciitis

Wearing supportive shoes around the house is crucial: Not only do many people feel a sharp or dull heel pain first thing in the morning, but your feet should be supported with every single step, which includes those around the house, Dr. Cornell explains.

If you have plantar fasciitis, you want to wear supportive shoes literally every time your foot touches the ground, which includes walking around the house. "The first signs of plantar fasciitis may be morning heel pain either a sharp or dull pain usually experienced first thing in the morning," Cornell explains. Sliding into supportive shoes immediately upon waking can help relieve this pain.

Make an appointment today

Dr. Cornell is accepting new patients. To make an appointment with Dr. Cornell, call ARC Round Rock at 512-244-9024 or book online.

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