MD Podiatrist Provides Tips on Buying Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

When choosing the right pair of running shoes for plantar fasciitis pain, it comes down to stability and support. Podiatrists agree that a hybrid between motion controlled sneakers with stability features and arch support is the way to go. Responsive cushioning with arch support is important, but too much cushioning can actually backfire by having too much give and, therefore, not enough support, explains Daniel D. Michaels, DPM, affiliated with the Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC.

 

Once you find a pair of running shoes with these features, try them on before purchasing, particularly at the end of the day when your feet are swollen. "If the shoes don't feel good in the store, they aren't going to feel good later on. Shoes should not have a 'break-in period' before they are comfortable," Dr. Michaels says.

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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