One of the most common causes of pain in one’s foot is plantar fasciitis.Plantar fasciitis affects millions of people every year. A variety of things can cause plantar fasciitis, including the following:
- One’s choice of shoes(Yes! Shoes!)
The pain that one feels when he or she has plantar fasciitis can range from a slight uncomfortable painful feeling to a pain that feels completely unbearable. Plantar fasciitis pain can be explained as a sharp pain that will be felt in the heel of your feet and the arches of your feet. Sometimes you will feel a stiffness in your heel or arches as soon as you wake up in the morning.
If you are a runner, you have probably experienced the pain of plantar fasciitis because you are constantly putting pressure on your feet. Women who are pregnant or people who are overweight can also experience plantar fasciitis because of the extra weight that is being carried around.
Can Shoes Really Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
Yes! Plantar fasciitis can be caused by the type of shoes you wear. When you wear shoes, the shoes you wear can cause some of the bones in your foot to be placed in awkward position. When your toes and bones are squeezed in a shoe, the arteries in your bones can be pressed together. When your arteries in between your bones are compressed, this will mean you will not get the proper exchange of nutrients, which can eventually result in plantar fasciitis.
When you wear shoes for so long, they will eventually become worn out. When your shoes are worn out, the soles of the shoes will become flat. When the soles of your shoes are flat, the arches in your feet will not have the support they need. Shoes that do not provide you with enough arch support can lead to more than plantar fasciitis; this can also result in Achilles tendinitis. You may have never really thought about the shoes you wear, but your choice of shoes can really improve or harm the health of your feet.
Your Old Shoes
When you notice that your shoes are beginning to wear out, we strongly suggest that you replace those shoes before they wear out completely. If you spend an incredible amount of time on your feet due to work or exercising activities, you should replace your shoes on a consistent basis.
Bone Spurs/Heel Spurs
Did you know that wearing old shoes can also result in heel spurs and bone spurs? How can one obtain bone spurs and heel spurs? Bone spurs and heel spurs will develop when there is unwarranted pressure on your feet. When you continue to wear shoes that are old and worn out, the shoes will eventually begin to adapt to the shape of your feet. As a result, your shoes will begin to rub against different spots on your feet. When there is constant rubbing against spots on your feet, you may eventually develop bunions on your feet, and this can eventually lead to you needing bunion surgery.
What Shoes Can Cause The Most Harm To Your Feet?
- Old and worn out shoes
- Stilleto Heels
- Flat shoes that do not provide any support for your feet, especially the arches
- Flip-flop sandals
How Can You Lower Your Chances Of Foot Pain?
There are various factors that will contribute to plantar fasciitis; if you truly want to reduce your chances of having pain in your feet, we suggest that you have the proper footwear that is cushioned and able to support your arches. You can also consider using inserts that will give you the support you need on your feet.
If you want to avoid developing plantar fasciitis, we encourage you to wear shoes that are comfortable and supportive. We want you to live life without having to worry about distractions caused by heel pain and foot pain. Contact us today if you need additional information on heel pain.