Pain under your feet? Then you may have plantar fasciitis

Foot pain can make your quality of life a lot worse. If you have pain under your feet, we have a few tips for you. We explain everything you need to know about plantar fasciitis and what you can do about it.

If you get out of bed in the morning and feel pain under your feet, you could be suffering from plantar fasciitis. This common condition occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue on the bottom of your foot, becomes inflamed or irritated. The good news is that there are various measures you can take to alleviate the discomfort and promote healing.


What does plantar fasciitis feel like? What are the symptoms?

Plantar fasciitis often manifests itself as burning or pulling pain under the heel. Many sufferers describe the feeling as if they are walking on glass. The pain is often particularly severe immediately after standing up or after sitting for a long time. Although the pain subsides after a period of walking, it can increase again with continued strain throughout the day. Plantar fasciitis can occur in one or both feet; in around a third of those affected, both feet are affected.

What are the causes?

There are many causes of plantar fasciitis. Overloading through sports such as running or jumping can trigger the disease. Age-related signs of wear and tear also play a role, especially in people aged 40 to 50. In addition, minor injuries in the heel area can cause chronic inflammation, which ultimately leads to plantar fasciitis.

How is it treated?

There are various treatment options for plantar fasciitis, ranging from simple exercises to surgical procedures. Stretching exercises and shoe inserts to support the arch of the foot can help to alleviate the discomfort. Taping or bandaging can provide additional stability, while physiotherapy can help improve foot function. If you are overweight, weight reduction can reduce the strain on the feet. Pain ointments, such as arnica, as well as cold and heat treatments can also provide relief. Medication should be taken after consulting a doctor. If the pain is severe or persistent, it is advisable to consult a doctor to draw up a personalised treatment plan.

Can plantar fasciitis be cured?

Yes, the chances of recovery from plantar fasciitis are high, even with conservative treatment methods. However, the healing process can take anywhere from several months to two years. It requires patience and consistent application of the recommended measures to permanently eliminate the symptoms.

How can plantar fasciitis be prevented?

Prevention is particularly important for plantar fasciitis. Regular warming up and stretching before and after sport protects tendons and muscles from inflammation and injury. The right footwear also plays a decisive role. Good shoes with sufficient support and cushioning are essential to relieve the plantar fascia and prevent inflammation. Orthopaedic insoles can also help to support the foot.

As the right footwear plays an important role in both the prevention and treatment of plantar fasciitis, we would like to give you a few shoe tips here: 


If you're looking for shoes to prevent plantar fasciitis or relieve pain in the heel area, you've come to the right place. Our comfortable Merino Runners, a true all-rounder for everyday wear and light sport, and the pleasantly cushioned Wool Peak running shoes can provide you with the relief you need outside the home. And at home, our Vent or Veitsch comfort slippers can make your life a lot easier and make everyday life more comfortable.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your new favourite pair and enjoy the comfort and support your feet deserve.


Merino Runners


Merino Runners


Wool Peak Giesswein


Wool Peak


Vent und Veitsch Hausschuh Giesswein


Slipper Vent



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