Nowadays, we find many people suffering from foot pain. One of the numerous causes of foot pain is the condition called plantar fasciitis. But the sad fact is that many don’t even realize that they are suffering from plantar fasciitis. In case you are suffering from sharp pain in the heel portion of your feet and you find it painful the most when you take the first few steps after resting for some time, then it is probably plantar fasciitis. The best relief from this would be special shoes. There are plantar fasciitis shoes for women and men alike. Recently an article had been published in huffingtonpost.in which stressed on the plantar fasciitis condition and usage of shoes to get relief.
Treatment of this condition usually ranges from anti-inflammatories, rest, and in worse cases, surgery. But always the easiest way out is to get long lasting relief from the pain that has been eating into your footsteps. There are specially designed shoes which can control pain. Most of the orthopedists too recommend using special shoes.
Picking The Ideal Shoes For You
Finding the perfect shoe is an easier task provided you know the way to choose it. Remember the fact that everyone’s feet expand a bit over the course of the day. It is most expanded by the end of the day. Hence, always go for shoe shopping in the afternoons or evenings. Also, when we usually buy shoes, we select shoe even if it not comfortable right then. We say that it is ok, when I use it for some days it will loosen up and be comfortable. But in the case of plantar fasciitis never do that. The shoes should be comfortable right away, the moment you put your shoes on. Never wait for it to be comfortable with use. That would only backfire and make your pain worse. Another point to take care while buying shoes is to consider the purpose for which you are buying the shoes. If you are a runner, then there are running shoes with extra cushioning support in the forefeet area. If you need the shoes for just walking, special walking shoes with shock absorption in the heel portion are available. If you are a tennis player, there are shoes that provide strong support in the ankle portion.
The Feel Good Factor
If you feel good when you try out a shoe, then that itself is the most important criteria for buying shoes. Just buy it! The feel good factor is felt only when the shoes fit on your feet comfortably, you feel less or no pain at all, the shoes absorbs shocks and keeps it well aligned with your body.
Check The Soles!
While buying shoes, always check the sole portion of the shoes. The outer portion of the sole should be stiff. In case your work involves lots of walking or standing, then this point is more important. The easiest way to check stiffness is to hold the two ends of the shoes and try to bend it. A shoe with stiff sole won’t move much and you will not be able to bend it.
These are some of the points to be borne in mind if you suffer from plantar fasciitis and plan to go find the ideal shoe for you.