Before you hobble off (because that is what the pain from Plantar Fasciitis will have you doing) and pay hundreds of medical expenses including the cost of the custom orthotic they are going to push on you, you should remedy your situation with one of the New Balance shoes for plantar fasciitis.
There is a strong possibility, depending on how severe your condition is, that you could easily alleviate the pain you are feeling in the heel of your foot with a sneaker that will provide your feet with the environment they need to un-aggravate the borderline un-bearable pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Let’s really break this down:
- The bottom of our foot is known as the plantar.
- Anatomically, fascia is a connective tissue. As a matter of fact, in dermatology, fascia is what helps connect our skin to our muscle.
- Anytime you see -itis attached to something, it’s a pathology or a condition.
Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that affects the connective tissue at the bottom of our foot.
I’ll bet you are wondering what plantar fascia connects – I’ll tell you:
Plantar Fascia is the consistency of gel and it has to be very loose and fluid. A great example of fascia is that clear goo you see under the skin of a raw piece of chicken. In the bottom of our foot, though, fascia is a bit thicker and denser, but way looser than a muscle … It’s a ligament – the largest ligament in our body as a matter of fact.
At the bottom of our foot, the fascia is connects our toes to our heel. If the fascia experiences inflammation or hardens up, there will be excruciating foot pain at the heel of our foot where the fascia originates. The pain, often times, is as excruciating as it is debilitating.
When this pain persists, people often run to the foot doctor who is happy to offer a boot as well as a custom orthopedic. By the time you are done, you could easily spend over $1500 with the custom insert being at least $200 and often times its an out of pocket expense.
If Plantar Fasciitis is a medical event, why are custom orthopedic inserts for plantar fasciitis an out of pocket expense?
Because truth be told:
The medical powers that be believe there is a strong likelyhood you could fix the situation yourself. If so, that mean custom insoles for plantar fasciitis is a luxury.
How To Ease The Pain From Plantar Fasciitis
The first thing to know is when you experience symptoms from Plantar Fasciitis, which includes pain in the heel, is that there is no overnight fix.
However, a simple lifestyle change prompted by a different way of thinking will help keep your plantar fascia happy.
There are certain things that trigger plantar fasciitis and the most common of them stem from this one main issue:
People are wearing the wrong shoe.
I hate to tell you this, but people with flat feet are prone to plantar fasciitis if they do not wear shoes that provide arch support.
People with high arches who wear shoes with little to no arch engagement are prone to it too.
If your shoes are worn out or aren’t the proper fit, you may experience symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis.
Walking, standing, or running on hard surfaces without the proper shoe on your foot is trouble as well.
And you’ll recognize plantar fasciitis the moment your foot touches down in the morning and you take your first few steps or in the middle of the day while climbing steps.
Why Are The New Balance Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis Best?
The first step to easing the pain from plantar fasciitis is finding the perfect or proper fit.
It turns out that finding that fit is the epitome of New Balance and what they stand for – so much so, till this day, they are one of the only brands that has an array of sizes and sneakers to accommodate any foot. Whether you have wide feet with a narrow heel, bunions, corns or hammer toes, there is an offering available.
Besides that, they have a motion control line that responds to issues and pain surrounding plantar fasciitis.
Their collection of motion control shoes are there to reduce unnecessary motion in the foot and ankle. Which is an important factor in combating plantar fasciitis. All of the New Balance shoes for plantar fasciitis offers stabilization at the heel.
The Best New Balance Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis
The New Balance 990
By now, you should know the New Balance 990 is one of my favorite shoes. First of all, recently, in street fashion, the New Balance 990 has really taken off. But beyond that, part of New Balance heritage and is an extremely functional shoe.
When it comes to plantar fasciitis, for most who suffer, it does the same thing a custom orthopedic insert will do. While the technology in this shoe is pretty old and it’s quite heavy, the fact of the matter is that it’s insanely efficient and it just works. There is a reason why this shoe was originally made in 1982 and to date has only been modified 4 times. #ImJustSayin
The EnCap technology wraps around the entire back of the shoe and stops at the arch providing a level of heel stabilization and unparalleled comfort. So basically, instead of offering a posting on the midsole to hold your arch up, it holds your heels in place effectively reducing unnatural movement of the plantar fascia ligament. If your plantar fascia is experiencing tightness and/or inflammation, this shoe will, at the very least ease some of the pain if not reduce it all together.
If you are someone who walks a lot or are on their feet all day long, this is a great shoe that will take you where you need to go with little to no discomfort. The heel absorbs shock which is perfect because naturally when we walk, we strike the ground with our heels.
The New Balance 1540
Unfortunately, I am waiting on an opportunity to take a picture of this shoe. But just know you can google it and it will come up.
In the meantime, let me tell you about it:
Like the 990, it’s quite heavy. The version I remember was all leather and it had their Rollbar technology which does the same thing as the EnCap but differently. The Rollbar kind of separates the heel from the front of the foot allowing the front of your foot to flex and bend without putting strain on the heel.
But, with the 1540, there is not much flexibility at the front of the shoe which stabilizes and reduces movement of the plantar fascia throughout the entire bottom of your foot. For the midsole to be so much of a rock, the inside of the shoe is very comfortable.
This shoe is especially recommended for heavier people because it can take a lot of pressure and people who have wide and or flat feet.
Here are a few other shoes that will alleviate some of the pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis that you should definitely check out:
- The New Balance 928
- The New Balance 940
As I get pictures and more information, I will continue to update this post.
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