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The best shoes for Fibromyalgia

Pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia can make your daily to-do list challenging, and that’s extra true if you experience a fibro flare up. While the specific causes of fibromyalgia are poorly understood, fibro patients tend to be more susceptible to pain. Most Americans will deal with foot pain at some point in their lives, and that pain can be especially intense for those with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is also more common among folks with diabetes or auto-immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis—which can increase your risk of painful foot problems like bunions, hammertoe and others.

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The amazing KURUSOLE™ technology features a dynamic midsole that flexes with your feet and provides more cushioning and support for the arch and heel. The HEELKRADL™ cups your heel to better absorb shock and center your foot for proper heel to toe strikes.

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We may not know what causes fibromyalgia or fully understand the chronic pain that often comes with it—but protecting, cushioning and supporting the most vulnerable parts of your feet can make the symptoms more manageable. Fibromyalgia patients are generally encouraged to stay mobile and exercise regularly, but that same physical activity can also make chronic pain worse or introduce new aches and pains—particularly in your feet. Many people develop painful overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis by exercising with bad form, an inconsistent routine, or while wearing poorly fitting footwear. If you have fibromyalgia, the pain from these common issues can feel excruciating. The same is true of the routine aches and pains that come from walking for long hours or standing for an extended time—especially on hard, flat surfaces. It’s also rare for fibromyalgia to be a patient’s only diagnosis, and many of the linked or associated conditions can impact your foot health.

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Supportive footwear to help fibro pain

The best shoes for fibromyalgia focus on supporting your body and cushioning your feet from painful stress and impacts. There may not be treatments or a cure for fibromyalgia yet, but supportive footwear is one way to manage foot or joint pain that holds you back.

Because fibromyalgia patients are at greater risk for problems like bunions, hammertoe or Morton’s neuroma—a wide toe box is often helpful. Giving your toes room to spread out relieves painful pressure on existing deformities to help your body heal, and it decreases your risk of developing those issues down the road.

With greater sensitivity to pain, fibromyalgia patients will also want cushioning and support for high impact areas like the heel or problem areas like arches. The patented KURUSOLE technology in each pair of KURUs flexes dynamically as you walk, redirecting the force of impact while also cupping your heels to support a more natural stride.

If you struggle to find shoes that fit your feet, ULTIMATE INSOLES are here to help with space-age materials that use your own body heat to mold to the shape of your foot over time. This helps ensure you get cushion where you want it and support where you need it, no matter how unique your foot shape.

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is for informational purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a trained medical professional. If your foot condition symptoms persist, this could be a sign of a more serious condition. Because everyone´s feet and body are different, results are not guaranteed and may vary from the customer experiences and testimonials shared on this site. Always consult a trained medical professional prior to any treatment regimen.

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