New Shoes

If your new pair of shoes doesn’t offer adequate support, they can trigger plantar fasciitis. Shoes with a flexible sole can add tightness to your plantar fascia, while a new distribution of padding will change the way your foot strikes the ground as you walk or run. To minimize the potential for a flare-up, always buy shoes that are comfortable, instead of settling for a pair that you’ll need to break in. And remember, arch supports and inserts should be replaced when you replace your shoes.

Foot injuries

Injuries to your foot can also trigger plantar fasciitis pain, especially when the plantar fascia ligament is affected. If you sustain a blow to the foot, trip, or even step on an uneven surface, treat your foot immediately with ice and elevation. If you have additional concerns, consider visiting a foot and ankle specialist.

Whenever my patients ask about avoiding painful plantar fasciitis flare-ups, I try to remind them that prevention is key to steering clear of recurrences – and that includes doing their best to avoid these common triggers.

Are You Or A Family Member Suffering With Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're suffering from plantar fasciitis or heel pain you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.