plantar fasciitis

mrj1813

New User
Hello, over the last couple months I've developed plantar fasciitis mostly in my left foot/heel. I mostly am attributing it to the Yonex sonicage tennis shoes I was wearing as I've never had this problem before, I am playing the same amount on the same courts, and I had been wearing Asics shoes for years. Anyway, what shoes do you recommend for someone with plantar fasciitis? I think I'm looking for great cushioning, sort of like a Hoka One shoe for tennis.

thanks in advance

Sam
 

KANZA

Rookie
I developed it 2 years ago. I tried resting it, but that’s not really possible (right?). I wore a really nice pair of Brooks running shoes EVERYWHERE. They were ugly, but worth the relief. Overall, it took 6 months to completely go away.

Others swear by orthotics and they work too. Some roll tennis balls over the arch (it didn’t help me).

Steroid/ local anesthesia combo injection by a primary care doctor or an orthopedic surgeon also helps.

Lots of options out there. Unfortunately, I could never find a good pair of tennis shoes for match play that work.
 

mrj1813

New User
I developed it 2 years ago. I tried resting it, but that’s not really possible (right?). I wore a really nice pair of Brooks running shoes EVERYWHERE. They were ugly, but worth the relief. Overall, it took 6 months to completely go away.

Others swear by orthotics and they work too. Some roll tennis balls over the arch (it didn’t help me).

Steroid/ local anesthesia combo injection by a primary care doctor or an orthopedic surgeon also helps.

Lots of options out there. Unfortunately, I could never find a good pair of tennis shoes for match play that work.
Thanks for the reply. I got a pair of hoka one running shoes recommended by the local expert running shoes store for work where I am on my feet for 12 hours. My plan is to avoid tennis and impact exercises at the gym for 2-4 weeks, then try to hit again with new tennis shoes and maybe superfeet insoles and see how it goes. This really sucks.
 

Lex

Semi-Pro
Here's what helped me:

SuperFeet (orange) insoles in ALL shoes
Sleep in a special boot that keeps the tendon stretched
NSAIDs

This took about 6-8 weeks
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Hello, over the last couple months I've developed plantar fasciitis mostly in my left foot/heel. I mostly am attributing it to the Yonex sonicage tennis shoes I was wearing as I've never had this problem before, I am playing the same amount on the same courts, and I had been wearing Asics shoes for years. Anyway, what shoes do you recommend for someone with plantar fasciitis? I think I'm looking for great cushioning, sort of like a Hoka One shoe for tennis.

thanks in advance

Sam
get a good insole with PF support and get a shoe with really good cushioing
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Do you walk around barefoot or in flip flops? We are all getting older and some of the lifestyle practices we have need changing. I've been wearing slippers with arch support at home.

As some have said, exercise and insoles. Find out what type of arch/lack of you have and get an appropriate insole. Also evaluate the other types of shoes you wear and see if any of them need replacing or insoles

I've also used kenisiology tape from time to time. The pattern I would use was with x3 strips. This was especially helpful when I was on vacation and in the water a lot...so there was a bunch of barefoot walking.
 

innoVAShaun

Hall of Fame
Every morning stretch your calves and hamstrings. My PT said take two minutes each day: 15 seconds each rep, two reps each stretch.

Find shoes with good arches from now on. I'm either using Clarks for work or sneakers with custom orthotics.

I also have the boots that keep your calves stretched. I only wear them when I know I've been playing or walking for a long period of time.

If you're in a lot of pain at home, the spiky ball can be kept in the freezer or freeze a water bottle. Roll your foot on it for about 5-10 minutes each.

I have yet to try the dry needling but I have been maintaining my PF well.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Avoid Adidas at all costs.

Gave me PF. Switched back to Nike and Asics, never had a problem since.

I believe companies like Superfeet also have insoles for PF.
 

Dansan

Rookie
Rest, Ice, NSAIDS (if you can take them), tiger balm. Rest, Ice, more rest.

NOT walking directly on tile or hard floors. OOFOS recovery shoes inside your house all day, don't walk directly on tile or hardfloor.
Hope you can recover from this !
 
Avoid Adidas at all costs.

Gave me PF. Switched back to Nike and Asics, never had a problem since.

I believe companies like Superfeet also have insoles for PF.
Actually the opposite for me. The adidas boost, both for tennis and running shoes, have been the best discovery for my pf. Great cushion and support. I won’t buy anything else from now on.

I guess it just depends on your feet.
 

MRfStop

Professional
I developed it 2 years ago. I tried resting it, but that’s not really possible (right?). I wore a really nice pair of Brooks running shoes EVERYWHERE. They were ugly, but worth the relief. Overall, it took 6 months to completely go away.

Others swear by orthotics and they work too. Some roll tennis balls over the arch (it didn’t help me).

Steroid/ local anesthesia combo injection by a primary care doctor or an orthopedic surgeon also helps.

Lots of options out there. Unfortunately, I could never find a good pair of tennis shoes for match play that work.
The Yonex Power Cushion Eclipsion have helped me the most. Also stretching a lot.
 

mrj1813

New User
Rest, Ice, NSAIDS (if you can take them), tiger balm. Rest, Ice, more rest.

NOT walking directly on tile or hard floors. OOFOS recovery shoes inside your house all day, don't walk directly on tile or hardfloor.
Hope you can recover from this !
Thanks for the Oofos tip. Think I'm gonna try out the flip flops for walking around the house
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
The orthopedics literature says it's NOT primarily what shoes you wear during athletic endeavors but rather it's the shoes you wear THE REST OF THE TIME that promote the onset of PF.
 

Nate7-5

New User
Wearing Kuru shoes every day and buying nice insoles for my tennis shoes helped my PF disappear.



Also I have a PF brace which is like a tight sock that opens before your toes
 

Dim Sim

Rookie
Have you had some physio for it? Mine was caused by tightness in the calf and resolved within a couple of weeks by stretching and rolling the calf, rolling the pf out on a massage ball and stretching the big toe (put foot against wall and press down to get a gentle stretch under big toe and along the pf).
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
Have you had some physio for it? Mine was caused by tightness in the calf and resolved within a couple of weeks by stretching and rolling the calf, rolling the pf out on a massage ball and stretching the big toe (put foot against wall and press down to get a gentle stretch under big toe and along the pf).
Same plus calf raises for insertional achilles tendinopathy
 

sredna42

Hall of Fame
Calf stretches, and hamstring stretches to a lesser extent, fixed my PF remarkably quickly. I couldn't even walk at one point, then was fine within weeks.
 
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