What's Causing Your Foot Pain? - The Healing Sole Guide
Posted on Aug 15, 2017

Suffering from foot pain? It can be tough to narrow down exactly what’s causing your discomfort. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve created a guide to figuring out the source of your foot pain. Read below to see if any of the following symptoms sound a little too familiar.


Achilles tendinitis is considered an "overuse" injury. When the Achilles tendon, a band of tissue connecting your calf muscle to your lower leg, is strained the body responds with inflammation and swelling.

Sadly, you can’t point to one specific instance that led to Achilles tendinitis.

The condition is a result of repetitive stress to the tendon.

If you push yourself too hard at the gym or rapidly increase daily activity, you’re more likely to develop Achilles tendinitis.

The most common symptoms of Achilles tendinitis include heel pain, stiffness along the back tendon and swelling.


When calcium deposits build up under the heel bone, over a period of a few months, heel spurs develop and begin to cause serious heel pain.

Heel spurs strain the foot muscles and ligaments, while also stretching the plantar fascia.

As the heel spur stretches the plantar fascia, the membranes covering the heel bone are repeatedly torn.

The condition typically causes chronic pain as you walk, run or jog.

Heel spurs also usually occur along with plantar fasciitis.


Bunions are bony bumps that develop at the joint of the big toe. They grow slowly, as a result of the big toe pushing against your next toe.

The pressure forces the joint of the toe to grow, ultimately producing the bunion bump.

As the deformity gets bigger, it becomes increasingly difficult to wear shoes or walk comfortably.

Bunions are often the aftermath of wearing tight, narrow shoes, which squeeze the toes together.

It’s possible to relieve some pain by wearing wider shoes and any treatment methods that reduce pressure on the big toe.


Bursitis is a condition affecting the bursa, a small sac of fluid that protects your joints. The bursa helps your body absorb shock, prevents irritation and keeps joints moving smoothly.

Regularly repeating the same movements puts extreme pressure on the joint. Bursitis arises once your bursa is inflamed and your body’s ability to absorb strike reduces.

The area surrounding the joint will become irritated and inflamed. Bursitis pain is usually dull and occurs alongside tenderness, slight swelling, and stiffness.

The condition affects the foot near the Achilles tendon and heel.


Plantar fasciitis is considered one of the most common causes of heel pain. Around 10 percent of people will be deal with plantar fasciitis within their lifetime.

The plantar fascia is a ligament, running along the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes.

The band of tissue supports the foot and stabilizes the arch. Plantar fasciitis arises as a result of continued straining of the ligament. Strains slowly cause tiny tears, deep within the tissue.

Pain usually strikes first thing in the morning, after your first steps. The pain usually worsens as you move throughout the day.


The Healing Sole creates a healing environment for the feet. The Healing Sole gently stretches the plantar fascia at the beginning of each step.

As your foot pushes off, the rocker bottom sole sways to reduce tension. When your foot meets the ground again, the compressible heel and raised arch absorb the weight of the body. Soft neoprene straps help to hold your foot in place as you move. We equipped the latest version of The Healing Sole with a durable outsole. Now our flip-flops last even longer and can support extended outdoor wear!