Why You Should Use a Shoe to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
Posted on Jun 06, 2017
When discussing treatment options for your plantar fasciitis with your doctor, one of the first things they’ll mention is changing your shoes. Footwear can have a lot to do with foot-related pain, especially when it comes to plantar fasciitis. While there are other treatments for the condition, changing your footwear can have a huge impact on your pain level and recovery. What you wear on your feet matters, so arch support is key.

The Importance of Arch Support

Walking around barefoot, or in flimsy shoes like regular flip-flops can delay your recovery. Non-surgical treatment options for plantar fasciitis begin and end with arch support. You must wear shoes with a stable arch support, a wide, shock absorbing heel base and cushioning in the front part of the foot. Studies have shown that simply by wearing cushioning insoles, patients reduced plantar fascia stress by 35-34 percent. Over-the-counter insoles are inexpensive ways to combat the pain of plantar fasciitis, if you’re not willing to invest in new shoes just yet. Plantar fasciitis is known to be caused by poor arch support, usually because of improper shoes without arch support. Even simply walking around the house barefoot can cause unnecessary stress to the plantar fascia. By adding a shoe, like The Healing Sole, to your daily routine, you will reduce pain levels and, over time, strengthen the arch of the foot.

Positive Change: The Healing Sole

The Healing Sole flip flop gently stretches and reduces the strain on the plantar fascia. Proper arch support is rarely found in flip-flops, but our shoe has a raised arch support that helps the structure of your foot. By simply using The Healing Sole at home, or when running everyday errands, you can reduce stress on your knees, ankles, and back. By simply changing your footwear, you can treat your plantar fasciitis as you go about your day. Other treatment options can be time-consuming, risky and cost heavy. 90% of plantar fasciitis patients can be treated in non-surgical ways. The most important part of treating plantar fasciitis with a shoe is the patient’s dedication to the treatment. The patient has to be dedicated to wearing their shoe constantly, and avoid walking barefoot at all costs, otherwise, they will not see the results that countless other patients have.