Heel Pain Caused by Wearing the Wrong Shoes (Vionic Can Help!)
Who doesn’t love showing off a new pair of shoes?
Here at Family Foot & Ankle Care of Jasper, we know that a fresh pair of running shoes can add a much-needed pep to your morning jog, and there is nothing better than that extra inch of confidence you can find in a new pair of high heels.
However, being trendy is not the only factor you should take into consideration when you are out looking for a new pair of kicks. You should think about the support and comfort of your feet, as well!
The truth is that, although we all want to look our best from head to toe, when our shoes don’t fit properly, then we are at a higher risk of developing heel pain over time. And this can keep you from doing the things you need to do (and the things you love to do), like putting your best foot forward at work or busting your best dance moves out on the dance floor.
Heel pain is one of the most common foot complaints we see here at our office. In fact, the American Podiatric Medical Association recently conducted a heel pain survey which shows that 45 percent of Americans today attribute their heel pain to wearing uncomfortable or ill-fitting footwear.
In other words, you’re definitely not alone in this journey. Many of us tend to prioritize beauty over comfort.
But we are here to tell you some great news: you don’t have to choose anymore!
With Vionic shoes, you can get the best of both worlds—fashion and comfort.
Keep reading our blog to find out more information on what type of shoes you should avoid, and why Vionic footwear is the best way to keep your feet trendy and free from heel pain.
Footwear and Heel Pain
The causes of heel pain are numerous, from soft tissue injuries to broken bones. However, one constant you will find across all these different conditions is footwear.
Shoes that are too tight or too loose, don’t provide good cushioning and support, or apply undue pressure can be seriously detrimental even to feet that are otherwise in great shape. And if you already have any structural imbalance in your feet, then ill-fitting shoes will most likely make things worse.
Now, you may be wondering what types of shoes you should avoid (and why). Well, many popular styles can pose problems, including:
- High heels. Even though heels throw your weight onto the front of the feet, they also put your arches in an unnatural position and cause them to tug on your heels.
- They usually don’t give you the arch support or the cushioning you need to protect your heels and are not designed for long-term wear.
- This is especially true with flip flops—their floppy nature forces you to actually change the way you walk in them.
- Athletic shoes. These are typically well-made and provide good structure and support for walking and sports. However, heel pain can occur while wearing old athletic shoes that have a worn-out heel or sole, or do not provide enough support.
With all this being true, it may seem like there isn’t a shoe out there that is good enough for your feet. But don’t be discouraged! We got your back … and your feet!
Get Rid of Heel Pain with Vionic Shoes
Just because you are proactively taking steps to wear shoes that won’t cause harm to your feet doesn’t mean you have to give up on being stylish and chic. We introduce to you Vionic shoes.
It is finally time to stop thinking about orthotic shoes as clunky and uncool. Vionic footwear comes in a variety of different styles and colors so that you can be confident AND comfortable no matter where your feet take you.
Vionic shoes are made to support the natural shape and arches of the feet. Doing so will help keep them properly aligned and even relieve any existing pain due to inequitable weight distribution. All Vionic shoes have deep heel cups, firm-yet-flexible midsoles, and a footbed technology that is specifically designed to provide a more natural give against the foot.
If you are always at the gym or just generally on the go, then Vionic shoes are perfect for you! With its comfortable Orthaheel technology and breathable overall material, these shoes will help reduce friction and keep moisture away from your skin—and this will help prevent the possibility of developing many other foot conditions seen in athletes, like blisters and calluses.
But that’s not all. Are you looking for an awesome pair of sandals or even slippers? Well, Vionic has them too!
Contact Us Today!
So ditch those shoes that are causing your heels to hurt and come visit us today at Family Foot & Ankle Care of Jasper.
We are well versed in the Vionics realm and will be happy to help you find the perfect fit for your all needs and fashion preferences. And if your heel pain is being caused by something more than just your shoes, then we can get to the root of the problem, as well.
To schedule your appointment today, just give us a call at (812) 481-7200 or simply fill out our handy request form online.