Many people wear terrible shoes in the name of fashion or a mandated dress code. Poor shoes can lead to a litany of short term and long term health issues. If you commonly wear heels, flip flops, pointy toed shoes, or just uncomfortable shoes in general, I urge you to reconsider your shoe choices--it just isn’t worth it. Men are not immune to injuries and pain from shoe choices either. Besides flip flops, which are commonplace among almost everybody, dress shoes designed for men are not always designed with comfort and function in mind.
Plantar fasciitis is a frustrating injury. It takes a long time to heal and there isn’t a standard protocol for treatment. However, with the combination of a strict morning routine, massage and some physical therapy exercises, you can soon be on your way back to healthy feet!
Golf balls are handy self massage tools. They are small and hard, which make them excellent for digging into the bottom of your feet. One of my favorite uses for golf balls is for plantar fasciitis and other lower leg pain.