We are not alone. There are somewhat 30 to 40 million people in the U.S. alone experiencing this agonizing painful condition at least once during the course of their life. Doing nothing about plantar fasciitis is probably the worst of your options, as this might result in you never getting truly rid of it. Some people are willing to undergo surgery, others do stretches and exercises every day to reduce the inflammation and the pain, but most people (as myself) start by wearing good shoes for plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis caused me to look completely different at my shoe closet. I don't select my footwear according to the style anymore but rather opt in for shoes for plantar fasciitis - shoes that provide support and have a rather thick sole. Don't get me wrong, I still like a nice pair of shoes, but when I'm on my feet all day I leave the pretty shoes at home and wear a supportive pair of sneakers. Click here for some good reviews for plantar fasciitis shoes, sneakers and more. Avoid wearing high heels whenever possible. Do not go barefoot, particularly on hard surfaces. It is also recommended not to wear athletic shoes that are worn out. Prevention is the key!
What are Common Causes for Plantar Fasciitis?
- Age. As we age the risk of getting plantar fasciitis increases.
- Women are more likely to experience this condition than the opposite sex.
- Specific kinds of exercise. Actions that put a lot of pressure in your heel and connected tissue -- such as dance aerobics, ballet dancing and long distance running -- can bring about an earlier start.
- Existent foot problems. Being flat footed, having place added pressure and a high arch or having an unusual routine can influence the way in which weight is distributed when you are standing.
- Obesity. Extra pounds put extra pressure on your own plantar fascia.
- Improper shoes. Prevent loose, thin-soled shoes, along with shoes without enough arch support. Make sure they provide enough shock absorption. Avoid wearing high heels as your achilles tendon can shorten as a result.
What is your experience with plantar fasciitis? Let me know in the comment section below!