Podiatrist, Dr. Christine Wright states, "it is no secret that high heels can wreak havoc on our feet. However, other shoes that seem comfortable can be just as harmful to our foot health. The shoes can cause a painful condition called plantar fasciitis.“The 'flat, flat' shoes offer no support. Some of them, as I tell people, you might as well walk on cardboard all day. Plantar fasciitis is the most common condition I treat. Plantar fasciitis is an abnormal strain or stretch of the long ligament that runs on the bottom of the foot – from the heel to the bottom of the foot, shoes that provide some lift in the heel help to reduce the strain on the plantar fascia. Usually I’m recommending not a flat but something with a chunky heel for dress – nothing that we are going to fall out of, or off, and break our ankle. And for casual, wear a really high quality running shoe."
Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics treates many cases of Plantar Fasciitis very successfully. If you or a loved one requires honest, competent foot care or high quality custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.