Plantar fasciitis can be extremely painful, and at times even debilitating. However, if you have the right equipment, such as the right shoes for plantar fasciitis, you can manage your condition and stay active. Here’s some advice from Medi-Dyne regarding not only footwear, but also other products that can help make sure you don’t have to stay on the sidelines.
The Right Footwear is Key
Shoes for plantar fasciitis have to provide proper support to not just your arches, but your heels as well. If you are going to have any chance to manage your pain, these features will be a must. The best-case scenario would be footwear that doesn’t have a closed heel, but that’s not a realistic option when you’re running or cycling. However, as long as you have the right amount of support, you can do whatever you like while keeping pain to a minimum.
Here’s some of what to look for in footwear if you have this condition:
- Firm heel counters
- A minimum of torqueing at the midsole (meaning you should not be able to easily twist this part of the shoe)
- A secure heel closure system
- Flexibility only in the toe box area of the shoe.
Accessories to Bring Relief
At Medi-Dyne we can bring relief from your pain in two ways. We offer a heel cup that can help make your shoes for plantar fasciitis even more effective. The cup absorbs shock and returns impact energy, helping to reduce tension and improve flexibility. In addition, we offer the ProStretch Plus system that provides maximum stretching to reduce pain even more. Contact us if you would like to learn more. How do you handle plantar fasciitis? Let us know by sharing your story on one of our social media pages. Simply click on one of the icons below.