Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
A shocking 2 million people in America have plantar fasciitis. Choosing the right shoes for plantar fasciitis can improve your quality of life and improve your physical performance.
Apex therapeutic footwear offers relief from heel pain and other complications associated with plantar fasciitis. Our footwear is ideal for realigning the foot to prevent uncomfortable stretching of the plantar fascia. Every shoe comes with removable contoured inserts for individual comfort and support.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that involves inflammation and extreme heel pain. The band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot connecting the heel bone and toes is known as the plantar fascia.
When this band of tissue becomes swollen, it causes severe discomfort. Also known as tennis heel or joggers' heel, this condition is sometimes misdiagnosed as heel spurs.
Other symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain following prolonged rest or activity, limping, tenderness, tingling, and burning in the foot.
So, what causes this pain?
The plantar fascia is made up of both fiber tissues and collagen. Over time and years of activity, the collagen and tissues begin to deteriorate, causing inflammation, irritation, and stiffness.
Other risk fractures for the condition include being overweight, having a high arch in your foot, repetitive movements (such as running), and improper footwear.
Features to Look for in Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
Giving your feet adequate support is one way to help treat and relieve pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Here are a few features to look for when choosing the right shoes for plantar fasciitis.
To ensure equal parts comfort and support, you want a shoe that is flexible. Shoes that are too stiff or too flimsy won't offer adequate protection.
Twist the shoe to test its flexibility. The shoe you choose should bend at the ball of the foot with some resistance.
Arch support is important in any shoe you buy, but it's an especially important feature when choosing shoes for plantar fasciitis.
Choose shoes with arch support directly under the arch of your foot. This provides overall support for the entire foot, reducing tension on the fascia and preventing overpronation.
When you think of finding comfortable shoes, cushioning likely comes to mind. You want shoes with plenty of cushioning to absorb the weight of your activities and the impact of your heel hitting the ground.
For a unique experience, find shoes that offer memory foam inserts or customizable cushion options. These cushions conform to your individual feet for a perfect fit.
Apex Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
Not only is Apex therapeutic footwear effective in relieving pain associated with plantar fasciitis, but its also available in countless stylish designs. Browse our inventory for both men's and women's footwear.