Shoes Could Contribute to Plantar Fascitis:

Could your shoes be contributing to a painful tendonitis type known as plantar fascitis?  You bet it could!  Improper fitting footwear is one of the leading causes of plantar fasicitis.

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Plantar fasciitis is the most common form of heel pain. It's the inflammation and damage of the connective tissue located on the sole of the foot called the plantar fascia. Tension is placed on the plantar fascia during walking or running and excessive pressure can cause damage. The repetitive and prolonged strain on the plantar fascia is often seen in runners, dancers and gymnasts. Signs of plantar fasciitis are pain under the heel and the inner sole of the foot. The pain of plantar fasciitis increases with rest so people usually feel the most pain first thing in the morning….More at Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints Foot Pain Results From Poorly Fitting Shoes – iTech Post

Achilles Tendonitis Caused by Improper Footwear

Improper footwear could also cause achilles tendonitis issues as well.  

Achilles Tendonitis is damage and pain in the Achilles tendon. The calf is made up of two major muscles, one above the knee joint and one below the knee joint. Both muscles insert to the heel bone through the Achilles tendon. When the calf contracts, tension is placed on the Achilles tendon and excessive force can cause damage. Too much repetition and stress on the tendon can cause degeneration and inflammation. The Achilles tendon may tear due to sudden acceleration or force and commonly seen in running sports such as marathon, triathlon and football. …More at Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints Foot Pain Results From Poorly Fitting Shoes – iTech Post

If you suffer from achilles tendonitis or plantar fascitis or just the painful symptoms of this condition, check out this video for some information on what you can do to relieve the pain and discomfort you might be feeling.