How heel pain develops. If your foot pronates too much, the ankle rolls too far downward and inward with each step. This can cause the arch to collapse and muscles and supporting structures to overstretch and lengthen. The ligaments running from the heel to the toes become strained, often leading to inflammation along the bottom of the foot (plantar fasciitis). In response, the heel bone may also develop a bony growth (heel spur), right in the center of the heel.
Plantar fasciitis footwear. By wearing orthotic shoe inserts or shoes for plantar fasciitis, you can align your feet and improve body posture. Extra arch support and realignment of the lower leg to its natural angle reduces the pulling and strain on the plantar fascia. This can take away a common cause of pain in heels.
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