CAUSES OF
PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis can develop when your feet roll in too far as you take each step. This rolling in, known as over-pronation, can happen for many reasons.
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SYMPTOMS OF
PLANTAR FASCIITIS

A sharp pain in the center of your heel
will most likely be one of the biggest symptoms
of plantar fasciitis.
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HOW CAN VIONIC SHOES HELP YOU?

Foot pain from wearing the wrong shoes should not hold you back from your next adventure. Whether you are looking for comfortable shoes for all day wear, comfortable men’s dress shoes, women’s casual trainers, or even a pair of beach flip flops, Vionic has the shoes you didn’t know you needed.

HOW TO FIND RELIEF

Five Healthy Tips for Preventing or Reducing Plantar Fasciitis

BREAK THE CYCLE WITH SUPPORTIVE FOOTWEAR

Wearing orthopedic shoes or insoles (orthotics) is an easy, effective method of naturally realigning the foot. A groundbreaking study shows Vionic sandals effectively alleviate heel pain.* Worn consistently throughout the day, orthotic support is a great first step in the short‑term treatment of plantar fasciitis.

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STRETCH REGULARLY

Keeping your calf muscles limber helps to reduce the strain on the plantar fascia. To stretch your calves and Achilles tendon, stand on the edge of a step, resting your weight on the balls of your feet. Bend your knees for 25 seconds and then straighten. Perform up to five repetitions whenever tightening occurs.

PRESERVE YOUR ARCH
WITH EXERCISES

While seated and barefoot, squeeze your foot as if you have a small marble under the ball of your foot. If you just happen to have a few marbles handy, you can actually practice picking them up between your toes and ball of your foot — and then set them down again. This stretches and helps strengthen the muscles that run under metatarsals (the longest bones in the foot which create its arched shape).

SLOWLY INCREASE
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

If you’re a runner, a tried and true method of preventing over‑use injuries is to only increase your mileage by 10% weekly, max. If you’re new to a walking program, the same caution should be exercised.

ICE AND REST

After mild stretching, use a frozen water bottle to roll under the arch of your foot for 10-20 minutes. It may be possible to make an active recovery by wearing Orthaheel Technology to keep your feet naturally aligned, therefore reducing strain on the plantar fascia, while moving throughout your day.

*Based on a peer-reviewed clinical study partially funded by Vionic on people experiencing moderate, non-traumatic heel pain.

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