The Big No-No: Why Standing Barefoot on Hard Surfaces Is Harmful for Heel Pain

Hey there, Let’s talk about a big mistake many of us make when dealing with heel pain

Heel Pain Treatment

Heel Pain Treatment

It’s tempting to kick off your shoes and stand barefoot, especially when you’re at home. But did you know that standing on hard surfaces without proper support can worsen your heel pain?

Believe it or not, a staggering 75% of our female patients with heel pain admit to standing barefoot in the kitchen. But here’s the catch – it’s not doing their feet any favors.

The truth is, that standing on any hard surface can exacerbate foot pain, particularly issues like plantar fasciitis. So, here’s our advice: ditch the slippers and opt for shoes or supportive sandals instead.

We’re not talking about flimsy slippers here – they lack the arch support and raised heel that your feet need. Instead, choose footwear with proper arch support to alleviate tension on the plantar fascia ligament.

If you find that wearing supportive shoes doesn’t provide much relief, you may be dealing with something more severe, like plantar fasciitis or scar tissue formation.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition where inflammation of the plantar fascia progresses to degeneration, making it even more painful and challenging to treat than plantar fasciitis.

While the exact cause of plantar fasciosis remains unclear, one thing’s for sure – consistently going barefoot on hard surfaces won’t help.

So, take every measure possible to restore your heel to a pain-free state. Once you’ve achieved that, you can enjoy the occasional barefoot stroll again.

At our practice, we specialize in treating plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciitis, so you’re in good hands.

Here’s to healthier, happier feet!

Warm regards,


Flagstaff Foot Doctors
421 North Humphreys Street
(928) 774-4825