Heel pain is a common condition wherein weight bearing the heel causes extreme discomfort. This can be caused by over-use or repetitive stress, too much impact on a specific area of the foot, or a thinned out fat pad under the heel. This condition is often referred to as "heel pain syndrome".
Heel pain can be caused by a condition called plantar fasciitis. This common diagnosis of is usually caused from a biomechanical problem, such as over-pronation, but it can also be caused by wearing improper shoes with no arch support. The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue that connects the heel to the forefoot. Over-pronation can cause the plantar fascia to be excessively stretched and inflamed, resulting in pain in the heel and arch areas of the foot. Often the pain will be most intense after getting out of bed or after other prolonged periods of rest.
Footwear selection is an important criterion when treating heel pain. Shoes with a firm heel counter, good arch support and appropriate heel height are the ideal choice. When the Shoe Fits can also adjust footwear to help treat heel pain. When the condition is pronation-related (usually plantar fasciitis), an orthotic with medial posting and good arch support can help relieve the symptoms.
We Love Shoes!
Here at When The Shoe Fits we're passionate about great fitting shoes! Thanks for shopping our website! If you're ever in our area, we'd love to do an in-store fitting to show you how fit matters!
We won't bug you daily but Enter your email address below and we'll notify you about our special promotions and sales. We only have a few big sales a year so you won't want to miss out!
When The Shoe Fits is a full-service men's and women's shoe store and pedorthic center. At When the Shoe Fits, we use pedorthics - the design, manufacture, modification and fit of footwear and orthotics - to work with our customers, help alleviate their discomfort and solve their unique foot problems. We feature a broad selection of high-quality comfort footwear from many of the world’s premium comfort brands. We also specialize in providing professional shoe fitting and foot care, which can include custom and over-the-counter shoe inserts, as well as pedorthic services including the use of foot scanning technology.
It's More Than Just Shoes
We're foot experts! Most people at some time in their life will have some type of foot pain. From simple blisters and calluses to chronic foot pain from tendonitis, plantar facilities, or a host of other conditions, our Certifies Pedorthists and expers staff can help.
Common Foot Issues
Are foot problems widespread?
Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.