Footwear for Heel Pain

Your shoes are directly related to the health of your feet from your heel down to your toes. The right footwear can help prevent injuries as well as reduce pain and swelling from current ailments. Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes. Unfortunately, plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and is often caused by wearing improper shoes.

Below are some helpful tips to reducing your chances of getting plantar fasciitis:

  • Look for a fixed sole. Your shoes should not bend at the arch. The arch should remain in a fixed position especially in athletic footwear. Fixed soles can prevent constant stretching on your plantar fascia, which will result in plantar fasciitis.
  • Invest in proper arch support. Your shoes should contain a sufficient amount of arch support pertaining to the exact shape of your foot. In order to offer your arches the best support, you should invest in custom molded orthotics which can also help to lower your risk for injury while reducing pain from current ailments.
  • Shoes should have shock absorptionYour physical activities can put a lot of stress on your feet and ankles. Shoes are designed to protect your feet. Therefore, they need to have proper shock absorption. Shock absorption can help relieve stress and reduce pain from plantar fasciitis.

The right footwear can help prevent plantar fasciitis or reduce inflammation if you have already developed the condition. If you experience plantar fasciitis contact our Troy office at (248) 362-3338 or our Warren office at (586) 751-3338 to set up an appointment with Dr. Anthony Weinert. You can also request an appointment online at


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