Understanding the Condition and Finding the Right Footwear
Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the heel and arch of the foot, caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia. Symptoms include pain and discomfort in the heel and arch, especially in the morning, swelling, redness, and tenderness in the heel, and limited mobility. Treatment options include stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotics, and wearing the right type of footwear. Orthotic shoes, running shoes with good arch support, shoes with a rocker sole, and sandals with arch support can all help alleviate the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. It is important to seek the advice of a doctor or podiatrist to determine the best approach for managing and preventing the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.