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Plantar Fasciitis: A Real Pain in the Heel

Posted on November 19 2020

Plantar Fasciitis: A Real Pain in the Heel

Your doctor recommends that you get back to your daily walking or running regimen as soon as possible. But tell that to your poor foot, which feels like it is being impaled by a hot nail with every step. You’ve clearly injured it — but you don’t remember how it happened. It is excruciatingly painful, especially when you first stand on it each morning.

That stabbing pain between your arch and heel is called plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tendon that connects your heel bone to the rest of your foot. It can be linked to a number of causes, including:

  • Jogging
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Walking barefoot in sand
  • High arches
  • Flat feet
  • Unsupportive footwear
  • Obesity
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Failing to stretch before exercising
  • Repeatedly standing or walking on hard surfaces
  • A tight Achilles tendon

The condition is usually temporary, but it can linger on — month after painful month. It can be irritated by a variety of factors, such as overexerting the foot, weight gain, and of course, continuing to wear shoes that just don’t fit correctly or offer enough support.

You may have purchased new running shoes online, hoping you would find a pair that would cradle your heel comfortably and alleviate some of the pain. But each foot is different and needs a shoe that conforms to its unique shape, all while offering the right support for the wearer’s work and exercise regimen. And though you’ve tried so hard to find the right shoes to fit your needs, you’ve been disappointed in the results.

You don’t have to ‘just live with it’

At New Mexico Shoes, we understand just how painful this condition can be. Our footwear professionals will discuss your fitness goals and personal needs to help you find the best footwear to fit your feet and your lifestyle. Using 3-D technology, our professionals can get a full, detailed picture of your injured foot and create a custom support solution that will help alleviate pain and pressure — getting you on the path to a speedy recovery. And you may be surprised when you discover what a difference it can make.

If you are experiencing pain from plantar fasciitis, don’t delay. Give us a call at 505-393-3880 between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm or email us at We’d love to help you find sweet relief so you can get back to enjoying your life. Browse our extensive selection of running shoes online on our website,



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