One of the easiest ways to stay in shape are walking and running. Because we use our feet so much, occasional aches and pains are common, especially after walking or running for long periods.

Overuse is a common cause of foot pain, but an underlying injury or medical condition can also cause your feet to hurt when you get active.

One of them is plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the thick band of tissue that runs lengthwise across the bottoms of your feet.

It usually causes a stabbing heel or arch pain that you feel when you take your first steps in the morning. You might also feel it when you stand up from sitting or after long periods of standing.

You’ll notice that the pain tends to lessen as you move more but gets worse after exercising.

Icing and over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication, such as ibuprofen (Advil), are usually the only treatment you need. Orthotics, splints worn during sleep, and physical therapy are other treatment options to bring relief to your sore feet. 

Think about wearing the PigaONE socks whenever you’ll  want to stay active without your shoes or orthotics on, for example during yoga, martial arts, barre or just when lazying around.