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    Cushioned golf shoes

    After my last few rounds Iíve noticed that I get a lot of pain on the bottom of my heels. Generally lasts for a couple of days then completely goes away. Even if the course is a little soft underfoot I still get pain after playing. Ive Googled the symptoms and it sounds like I suffer from plantar fasciitis.

    So, Iím looking for a super comfy pair of shoes that I can wear in the summer and winter. Any recommendations?
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    Re: Cushioned golf shoes

    I suffer too.

    Quite badly. Originally I put it down to a pair of the original addizeros as they crippled me on the first few wears.

    Then after a few months my left heel was very painful

    After two years of suffering I finally have an appointment with a pediatrist to get looked at.

    My wife who is a physio strongly suspects plantar fasciitis but has been moaning at me to see a foot specialist ASAP. So after two years Iíve finnaly succumbed to the nagging 😉 and booked in.

    Honest advice is obviously to invest in good shoes. However see a specialist who can build you the correct insoles first.

    Nothing off the shelf will cure this condition. It will need proper treatment

    Iíve tried every stretch going, I wear night splints when itís really bad and still Iím in real pain in the mornings. Evening are just as bad as the inflammation sets in.

    Honestly pal. See a specialist.

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    Re: Cushioned golf shoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Matty6 View Post
    After my last few rounds Iíve noticed that I get a lot of pain on the bottom of my heels. Generally lasts for a couple of days then completely goes away. Even if the course is a little soft underfoot I still get pain after playing. Ive Googled the symptoms and it sounds like I suffer from plantar fasciitis.

    So, Iím looking for a super comfy pair of shoes that I can wear in the summer and winter. Any recommendations?
    First thing is see a podiatrists for a proper diagnosis.
    For months I thought I had Plantar Facitis , I bought so many things to ease the pain it cost me a fortune.

    Paid £40 to see podiatrist she said itís my calf muscles are to strong for my legs and feet(I am a cyclist 180 miles + a week) this lead to my Achilles pulling on my tendons under my feet.

    Dont self diagnose off the internet you will lie in bed thinking you have anything from Plantar Facitis to Bubonlc Plague.

    My advice is see a podiatrist soon as and you can treat your ailment properly, but the most important thing is donít treat something you may NOT have you can make it worse.

    good luck ,

    I feel for you itís a horrible thing , I was crawling to the bathroom first thing in the morning because I couldnít walk!

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    Re: Cushioned golf shoes

    I had plantar facitis a few years ago. I could play golf with a bit of pain but then if I stopped in the clubhouse for a drink I couldnít get up and walk to the car. Did all the exercises the phisio gave to me which if you did them all properly I think took 50 minutes a day. Nothing really worked to make it any better but the good news is it will probably go away on its own after about a year of suffering.
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    Re: Cushioned golf shoes

    Thanks for the info folks. Definitely gonna go see someone.

    Sounds like Iíve got it easy compared to some of you!

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    Defo get it looked at pal.

    Iím like an old drunk hobo limping around the bedroom in the morning. Moaning and groaning

    Not the sexiest of looks I can attest to that

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    Re: Cushioned golf shoes

    I am not going against all the good advice about seeking professional help. Something that might be useful until you get it properly sorted is to invest in a quality pair of sorbothane insoles. Their shock absorbing is lots better than the stock insoles you find in most golf shoes.

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    Re: Cushioned golf shoes

    Had exactly the same
    Cause of mine was my Footjoy Contours, as the pain and symptons were worse after golf. Changed make and model of golf shoes, and everything has gone away and been pain free ever since.
    Forever trying.

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    Re: Cushioned golf shoes

    Sound advice above but as far as comfy shoes go I couldnít recommend Nike vaporís enough. Just got my hands on a second pair (2.0ís) but the first pair I have are still going strong and weíre the comfiest shoes Iíve had by a mile. Straight out the box and onto the course for 18 holes and not a blister or any pain at all.

    The grip is top notch too!
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    Re: Cushioned golf shoes

    I developed PF when I was running...and it was a real pain to get rid of. Get a full diagnosis by all means to rule out anything else but pain in the heal does point to PF. When I had mine I would get sharp pain in the actual fascia you can feel underneath your foot when you lift up your big toe. Its this that attaches to the heel (obviously). I went about this a few ways:

    Stretching - it can be caused or made worse by tight muscles in the kinetic chain. Tight achilles, calves and hamstrings, Google some stretches for these and do them every day with proper form. Over time this will relieve the stress on the plantar fascia.

    Massage - Two things I did, using baby oil i'd massage my plantar fascia with my thumbs, don't be afraid to be quite firm, as long as there is no pain obviously. Also I would use a tennis boil and roll it under my foot whilst watching TV. Another good one is a bottle of water from the freezer, roll it under your foot to massage it.

    I used to often find it worst first thing in a morning, that first step of the day and I'd feel pain. If this sounds familiar, I bought a sock that kept my big toe up and therefore stretching the fascia overnight whilst asleep. Hence any healing took place whilst the fascia was in the stretched position - so when i did my first steps of the day I was not immediately undoing any healing that had taken place over night. This was not particularly comfortable tbh but I needed this issue sorted so had to do all I could!

    Regarding shoes, it is not so much cushioned you need but proper arch support. It is really worth seeking out quality shoes with this if you are suffering. A visit to a podiatrist is definately worth it to establish what foot type you have and maybe get some insoles sorted if required.

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