I want to share with you the things I’m doing that have been working to help heal my plantar fasciitis. These are things I have learned through research, doctor’s visits and more than anything else, through my personal experience. I hope this will serve as a resource page for you, and I’ll add to it as I learn more. Enjoy!
Disclosure: I am not a doctor and I am not presenting these recommendations in any kind of professional medical capacity. Also, please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals of improving your foot health. I only recommend products that I have personally tried and found helpful.
- Since Yelp is so great, I would personally recommend looking up “sports medicine” or “orthotics” or “shoe fitting” or “physical therapy” on Yelp.com to see what place other people in your area found helpful, and specifically, who at that store helped them.
- In the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, I had a really good shoe consult at Fleet Feet Sports. (I went to the one in Pleasant Hill, California.) LaFoot Plus on Elmwood in Berkeley, California helped me as well.
Personally, I needed the following kinds of shoes, which I know will not serve for everyone. You can click on the links under the images if you want to check them out on Zappos.com.
Saucony – Redeemer (Black/Purple) Women’s Running Shoe
VIONIC – Relax Slipper (Black Terry) Women’s Slippers
Spenco – Yumi (Onyx) Women’s Shoes
Brooks – Addiction 12 (Ombre Blue/Obsidian/Fuchsia Purple) Women’s Running Shoes
- Brooks – Adrenaline GTS 13 (White/Obsidian/Black/Olympic/Silver) – Footwear
- ECCO Sport – Yucatan Sandal (Bison/Black/Black) – Footwear
- Brooks – Addiction 10 (Dark Denim/Primer/Grey/Silver/White) – Footwear
- I use the green Superfeet inserts. If you don’t know already which kind you need, go to the Superfeet website, and click on one of the activities on the top menu to see recommendations for you.
- For custom orthotics, see your podiatrist and/or the store where you get your shoe consultation.
Arnica Montana gets mixed reviews in the medical research, but personally I find it helpful. I have become attached to this Arnica Montana cream, named Penetrex, and massage it into the bottom of my feet every night (and my hands as well, for overuse on the computer).