Heel pain can make your life miserable! And when your first step out of bed is greeted by a sharp stabbing pain in your heel, it can easily ruin your morning mood. Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain in both men and women. This stabbing pain can be so uncomfortable that it affects your mobility from the moment you get up in the morning, and intermittently throughout the day. Aside from medical interventions to help you manage the pain, what else can you do when you’ve got plantar fasciitis? What else works when you’ve got a job to go to, or you’ve got kids to take care of? Or you just simply need to be able to Get up and Walk…..with minimal pain?
Well, the secret is in your footwear! The sure-proof way to get you through the day is to wear Slippers for Plantar Fasciitis, that give your feet the correct support. Want to know more? Keep reading.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. This inflammation is characterized by a stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. The pain normally decreases as you get moving about, but it might return after long periods of standing, or when you stand up after sitting for a while.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Often times, plantar fasciitis develops without an obvious cause. However, there are some factors can increase your risk of developing it. They include:
Age: Plantar Fasciitis is most common in men and women between the ages of 40 and 60.
Certain kinds of Exercises: Exercises such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and aerobic dance may contribute to the onset of plantar fasciitis, because they tend to place a lot of stress on your heel and the attached tissue.
Structure and Mechanics of your Feet: Flat feet, a high arch or even an abnormal pattern of walking can affect the way weight is distributed when you're standing. This can put added stress on the plantar fascia.
Weight Gain and Obesity: Excess weight puts extra stress on your feet, and by extension, on your plantar fascia. Pregnant women are also at risk of developing the condition due to the strain put on the plantar fascia from the extra weight.
Occupations that keep you on your feet: Factory workers, teachers and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can damage the plantar fascia.
How to Choose Slippers for Plantar Fasciitis
When you develop plantar fasciitis, or heel pain for any other reason, you quickly realize that you have very few slippers that you can wear to keep you comfortable and out of pain. The wrong type of slippers you wear can either worsen the pain or provide great relief to your feet, helping you get up and about comfortably.
With the kind of heel pain you experience when you have plantar fasciitis, it’s only natural that your slipper selection ends up being limited to one or two pairs of indoor and outdoor slippers. Every other slipper becomes an ordeal to wear, because of the extreme discomfort you experience while wearing them, and after you have taken them off.
What, then, are the features you should look out for when choosing the best slippers for plantar fasciitis? Let’s go through a quick shortlist of features to look out for if you have plantar fasciitis.
Correct Heel Cushioning: The type of heel on your shoes is the most important determinant of the pressure exerted onto your heel. If you’ve got plantar fasciitis, or heel pain of any kind, you want to avoid thin, flat heels that have no cushioning. In addition, pointed heels, kitten heels and generally anything higher than 1.5 inches in height that concentrates pressure on a single point is not advisable. Your preference should be for shoes with a thick, flat or wedge heel, that is made from pliable material and has good heel cushioning.
Good Arch Support: One of the risk factors causing Plantar Fasciitis is the structure and mechanics of your feet. Having flat feet or high arches puts additional strain on your plantar fascia tissue. To manage the pain caused by plantar fasciitis, it is advisable to select slippers and clogs that have integrated arch support. Integrated arch support essentially means that the sole of the shoe is crafted to provide an inherently shaped supportive base for your foot, according to podiatric recommendations for correct arch support. At Best Slippers, each pair of our slippers is deliberately crafted with arch support, taking care of the most crucial feature of your feet - Your arches.
Insole support: Insole support usually goes hand-in-hand with arch support. The insole of your slipper refers to the inner lining if your slipper that lies beneath the sole of your foot. Slippers with removable insoles are the preferable option, especially when you have plantar fasciitis. Removable insoles allow you to manage your insole support and arch support, which is vital if you have heel pain and require prescription inserts. For instance, if you have fallen arches or high arches, then all you need to do is get the recommended inserts that suit your unique podiatric needs, and replace them inside your slippers or clogs.
Heel Cup designs are good: If you prefer open heel slippers and clogs, opt for designs crafted with a heel cup, or raised lip at the heel. A heel cup helps in keeping your foot stable as you walk. The combination of a heel cup and anatomically shaped insole work to ‘cup’ the heel of the foot as you walk, providing stability and controlling the rolling motion of your foot.
Plantar Fasciitis: Help from Best Slippers Collections
At Best Slippers, we understand problem feet. We work with podiatrists to ensure that the slippers in our collections are deliberately crafted to care for and support your feet, wherever you go, all year round. This Collection of Slippers for Plantar Fasciitis is put together with your ultimate pain-free comfort at heart. We have designs from the top slipper experts including:
The Best Slippers range of Slippers for Plantar Fasciitis is a collection thoughtfully put together, show-casing slippers and clogs for both men and women who suffer from plantar fasciitis. Because we know that plantar fasciitis causes pain the moment you take your first step out of bed, this collection contains the most comfortable bedroom slippers and house slippers to help you manage those painful first steps of the day.
This collection also has indoor-to-outdoor slippers that will keep you well supported throughout your day, whether you are working indoors from the house or out in the office. Our Slippers for Plantar Fasciitis will keep you comfortable and pain-free all through the seasons of the year, giving you fantastic choices of summer slippers and even slippers for cold feet.
What’s really great about these slippers is that they come in a variety of creative designs and colours that are attractive and versatile enough to suit all your fashion needs. So whether you are dressing up to take a stroll on the beach or lounging at home, you are guaranteed to find the perfect pair of clogs and slippers for your style.
Best Slippers: Caring for Problem feet through all Seasons