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What causes Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) and how Pedors Shoes Help

Plantar Fasciitis often happens with people who have flat feet, high arches, are overweight, or who are on their feet a lot. While it may feel like inflammation, it is associated with a degenerative problem involving the tissue that connects your toes to your heel bone.

Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Rest: It's important to keep weight off your foot until the inflammation goes down.

Ice: This is an easy way to treat inflammation, and there are a few ways you can use it.

To make an ice pack, wrap a towel around a plastic bag filled with crushed ice or around a package of frozen corn or peas. Put it on your heel 3 to 4 times a day for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.

Or you can fill a shallow pan with water and ice and soak your heel in it for 10 to 15 minutes a few times a day. Be sure to keep your toes out of the water.

Another option is to fill a small paper or foam cup with water and freeze it. Then rub it over your heel for 5 to 10 minutes. Never put ice directly on your heel.

Pain relievers: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can make your foot feel better and help with inflammation.

Stretching and exercise: Stretch your calves, Achilles tendon, and the bottom of your foot. Do exercises that make your lower leg and foot muscles stronger. This can help stabilize your ankle, ease pain, and keep plantar fasciitis from coming back.

Athletic tape: Tape can support your foot and keep you from moving it in a way that makes plantar fasciitis worse.

Shoe inserts: Also called insoles, arch supports, or orthotics, they can give you extra cushion and added support. You can get them over-the-counter (OTC) or have them custom made. Typically, your results will be just as good, and cheaper, with OTC inserts. When you choose one, firmer is better -- and make sure it has good arch support.

How To Find Shoes For Heel Pain

What are Foot Orthotics?

Foot Orthotics are an appliance that fit in you shoes to provide comfort, stability or correction to your feet. They can be purchased in many places such as a pharmacy, grocery stores, sporting good store, or online.

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Functional Insoles for Plantar Fascitiis

The Genext Active Orthotics are designed for a deeper shoe such as a walking shoe, comfort shoe or sneaker. The Genext Low Profile Orthotic is designed for work shoes and flats.


Stay Healthy by Taking More Steps

In a study published March 24, 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the National Institute on Aging, a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, found that higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all causes.


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The Best Insoles for your Feet Sore

The Genext Active Orthotics are designed for a deeper shoe such as a walking shoe, comfort shoe or sneaker. The Genext Low Profile Orthotic is designed for work shoes and flats.


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Pedors is the Solution to Your Plantar Fasciitis Pain

When you go to bed at night for an extended period of time and your fascia muscles are not being constantly stretched as they are during the day, the muscles contract. So when you get up in the morning you suffer with that first step as it stresses the fascia muscle where it connects to your heel (calcaneus) and ouch, heel pain.


The key is to provide your arch with great support during the day and there are different ways to do this. One way is to wear shoes with good arch support built in, another is to wear an orthotic with good arch-like quality products from Pedors.



Orthopedic Shoe for Plantar Fasciitis

Pedors specializes in shoes for swollen feet, sore feet, edema, lymphedema, corns, bunions, hammertoes, overlapping toes, diabetes, arthritis and more.  We have orthotics & inserts for arch support, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, metatarsalgia, ball of foot pain, alignment and stability.


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The Role Of Orthopedic Shoes In Fall Prevention Strategies

Elderly people without these risk factors have a 12% chance of falling in a year, but those with all three have almost a 100% chance.


Often it’s difficult to discern if you or a loved one is at risk for a fall. The potential faller may walk without a walker or a cane and be very active. However an examination of their feet may well shed some insight to some prevailing risk factors. These could include swollen feet, unclipped toenails, calluses, sores in between toes, hammertoes, bunions, heel pain, corns, arthritis – all of which can lead to a compromised gait which in turn affects balance.


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Pedors is the Best Orthopedic Shoes for Swollen Feet
We have a selection of Pedors shoes that will help you with your swollen feet, especially if you have edema or lymphedema.  The widths on offer go from Medium through to XXX-Wide, or if you prefer the lettering system, from a B through to a 6E width.



Your Foot Pain Can Be More Serious Than You Think It Is
StartStanding.Org has written an interesting article about how your shoes may be one of the culprits causing your back pain and advocate wearing shoes with wide toe-boxes, like Pedors, that allow your feet to splay out naturally when progressing through your stride.  It's a quick and interesting read.