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Brand new tennis shoes = worsening foot pain?!

Jul 14, 2016 1:56 PM

I just bought a brand new pair of PREMIUM Skechers tennis shoes, thinking they would help my plantar fasciitis and general foot pain. WRONG!!! The PF is flaring up so bad in my right foot that it's difficult to drive.... Pressing the pedals is killing me because of the referred pain all over the bottom of my foot. My question is whether or not the shoes are to blame, possibly? I've never had a problem with Skechers before (it's my favorite shoe brand), but seriously?! I need some advice here.... Please and thanks 😣

Jul 14, 2016 5:23 PM

I always wear good quality shoes, but require custom made orthotics in them. I haven't worn heels in
30 years. I am only barefoot in bed & in the shower.

Jul 14, 2016 6:44 PM

Hi Blue, I am in Hsmommy1's corner. I have arthritis something awful in my feet with artificial joint. I buy special very expensive shoes with a broader flat base & have custom orthotics. I do stretching exercises several times a day & hot/cold therapy as well as gentle massage. It is all part of arthritis care.
I hope you can get some relief. I must admit I think sketchers are not offering me enough support. I want a good sturdy shoe with some style to cradle my foot 😍💗

Jul 16, 2016 9:01 PM

I have been wearing New Balance shoes for as long as I can remember. I wear bilateral AFO's with a custom made orthotic attached to the brace. New Balance shoes help give some support even though I rip most of the insides out (so my brace and foot will fit in the shoe) I have also found that New Balance stores actually carry 2E width shoes (in stores and online) which I need because of my braces.

My mom had planters faciatis so bad she went to physically therapy. Here daily exercises including freezing a bottle of water the rolling her foot across it at least 20 times about 3-4 times a day. It really helped her. (she was looking at surgery options at the time but PT and home exercises helped.

All else fails make an appointment with either a foot doctor or an orthopedist. They will refer you to PT but will also look at your feet and legs to make sure nothing is majorly wrong as well

Hope this helps!

Jul 17, 2016 11:09 AM

I finally found Athletic shoes that work for me.HOKA ONE ONE's originally a French design I believe for Larger folks like Hawaiian s Samoan wrestlers.They help my feet and hips tremendously.You must try each style for fit.I wear Mafate and Bondi,they run larger in the top box.They also are very cushioned and make me feel taller lol! You can put orthotics in if you need. This is the only way I can walk anymore.I do wear New Balance 993's as they have a HCPC code for people on Medicare and are for motion control or over pronation.You just have to educate yourself on how they are made by going to the Company's website s.

Jul 18, 2016 4:24 PM

I have plantar fascitis and cannot wear Sketchers or many of the common brands you can buy in on shore stores, because of my arch & OA. I can only wear flats or walking shoes; never cross-trainers or running shoes or boots. In general shoe stores I have to stick with either New Balance or Brooks sneakers. But I prefer buying Gravity Defy walking shoes & sneakers online. Their sizes run a little bigger than most so instead of an 8 I bought a 7 1/2. But in all my shoes I wear custom made Orthotics, otherwise my plantar fascitis & OA would hurt so bad I wouldn't be able to walk. I believe the Orthotics are the key element, but they are very expensive and not covered by insurance unless I had diabetes. But considering I CV pay $300/pair and each pair lasts me 3_4 years, it's really a bargain. I use to buy the OTC Dr Scholls inserts every two months. When you add them up it's actually more expensive over three years. The frozen ice bottle really does help, but if you're like me and sensitive to cold, double your socks. Talk to an orthopedist. Hugs & prayers you get some comfort & pain relief soon!.

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