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Old 08-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #14
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Plantar Fasciitis certainly is a nightmare, and so slow to heal. Properly fitted shoes with good arch support is key to preventing all sorts of other painful foot issues from blisters, calluses, and bunions, to achilles tendonitis, and even stress fractures.

Padded hiking socks or wearing two pair of thick socks can help in a pinch, but really only works for casual shoes and if your feet don't sweat much. Not much fun indoors or during warm weather.

Buy the best shoes you can afford. It really pays in the long run. If possible, buy shoes that have some adjustibility built in. Shoes with ties or straps across the instep that can be tightened up if you lose a bit more foot weight.
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