It's almost winter and it's time to upgrade my shoe collection...once again! I'm looking for some new boots to wear as it's getting quite snowy here. But besides that I'm definitely going to get a few more other pairs. Anyways, I'm going to keep this post rather short. Just want to share a cool video I just watched yesterday:
Anybody who has suffered from plantar fasciitis will agree: it is a lot more than just some insignificant foot injury. It's like walking with a speer in your heel. Painful. If you had it (or have it) you know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm a mother of two kids and it requires me to be on my feet a lot. Maybe a little too much.
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!
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What is your experience with plantar fasciitis? Let me know in the comment section below!