Combining style and comfort in orthopedic shoes can be a challenge, particularly when dealing with conditions such as plantar fasciitis. We carry a variety of women's and men's shoes to help relive the pain of for plantar fasciitis – whether you are looking for dress shoes, casual shoes, boots or clogs, you will find an unmatched selection of quality footwear here at House of Florian.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a dull to severe pain in your heel caused by a strain and inflammation of your plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a scientific name for "foot tissue." This particular tissue is a ligament attached at one side to the heel bone. At the other side, the tissue fans out to attach at the base of each of your five toes. Plantar fasciitis is the name for the condition that develops when that tissue becomes inflamed. When the plantar fascia is excessively stretched, micro-tears can occur, causing this swelling and subsequent pain.
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis can develop when your feet roll in too far as you take each step. This rolling in, known as over-pronation, can happen for many reasons. It can be due to excessive weight gain, pregnancy, quickly increasing physical activity, tight calf muscles, poor biomechanics or merely wearing unsupportive, flat footwear. When your feet over-pronate, your arches can collapse, putting strain on the tissues in the bottom of your foot.