Can high heels cause plantar fasciitis?

Wearing high heels consistently can lead to the development of plantar fasciitis. Choosing to wear high heels all of the time causes your Achilles tendon to tighten. That then pulls on your heel bone, especially when you flatten out your feet again. This can also injure the plantar fascia.

The key to recovering is to avoid wearing a heel higher than two inches for an extended period of time. Otherwise you will only injure the ligament further. Treatment should include stretching, custom orthotics that fit into dress shoes, and moderation in your footwear. The podiatrists and physical therapists at Podiatry Associates, P.C. can get you fitted for custom orthotics and will create a physical therapy routine designed to relieve your pain.

If your shoe choices have left you with aching feet, you can still do something to change it. Don’t allow your feet a chance to get worse. Contact our offices in Castle Pines, Parker, or Cherry Creek today by calling (303) 805-5156 or by requesting an appointment online.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC