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Slippers for plantar fasciitis?

(15 Posts)
SpanielFace Wed 02-Dec-15 21:46:35

My DM has plantar fasciitis, and is struggling with foot pain at the moment. I was thinking of getting her some slippers for christmas - does anyone have any suggestions for a pair that would help? Thank you.

JeffreysMummyIsCross Wed 02-Dec-15 21:50:31

Don't know about slippers but I wear Birkenstocks at home, which definitely help with PF. Not very warm, cozy or stylish, but needs must . . .

PoshPenny Thu 03-Dec-15 23:07:35

I found wearing fit flops very helpful for relieving the pain when I had PF

fusspot66 Thu 03-Dec-15 23:13:50


tharsheblows Thu 03-Dec-15 23:38:15

I wear fit flops too and use these as indoor slippers.

They help keep the plantar fasciitis at bay and are nice and warm! I love them and replace them when they get too stinky worn out.

GinThief Thu 03-Dec-15 23:41:05

I'm wearing crocs around the house oh so sexy as they are very comfy (I do have plantar fascitis, not just wearing crocs for fun)

ouryve Thu 03-Dec-15 23:43:34

I wear crocs around the house - soft enough but with a little arch support.

AnotherEmma Thu 03-Dec-15 23:55:15

I'm prone to plantar fasciitis and I wear Haflinger slippers which are very comfy. The style I have is Everest which look good too (IMHO). Love them!

pashmina696 Fri 04-Dec-15 21:14:06

fit flops for sure - they do slippers!

specialsubject Sat 05-Dec-15 17:47:39

how about a pair of trainers that don't have laces, just an elastic top, or perhaps a trip to Hotter for their velcro fastening stuff.

not of course that she doesn't know how to tie laces but they can be a pain for those not as flexible as they were or with stiffer fingers.

crossroadsinmylife Sun 06-Dec-15 17:14:07

You are absolutely not supposed to wear slippers with pf. It's the biggest no no both my podiatrists have said (one nhs and one private).

crossroadsinmylife Sun 06-Dec-15 17:15:01

Laced shoes with a slight heal or properly fitted trainers with gait analysis. Insoles can help too.

SecretSquirr3ls Mon 07-Dec-15 15:00:40

I've suffered on and off for years. The very worst thing for PF is something loose that flips. So no flip flops, crocs, mules etc. I wear fairly tight lace ups all the time indoors and out. Indoors I have lightweight trainers or plimsols. I also wear sports socks which are thickly padded under the heel.

OneofTHOSEWomen Mon 07-Dec-15 15:06:33

Crocs with thick socks to prevent flapping and movement. Stretching excersizes when sitting down to prevent that horrible stiff foot feeling when getting up again.

WhereYouLeftIt Mon 07-Dec-15 15:09:30

Marks and Spencer do a range of slippers called Secret Support which had some additional arch support, I've found them enough for the level of PF that I experience.

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