Before we look at how orthotic insoles can help mitigate the pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis, it’s important to first understand what it is and what its causes are.
Plantar fasciitis can cause pain in the bottom of your heel or in the lower part of your middle foot. This happens when the plantar fascia ligament becomes strained because of soft-soled footwear with poor arch support, frequent standing, long-distance running, weight gain, or other foot conditions.
It can develop over time, and pain can range from dull to sharp. You may experience more pain when your feet have been resting for prolonged periods.
Orthotic insoles can help with the pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis because they minimize the stress and stretching of the plantar fascia that occurs when you stand or walk.
For example, if you are suffering from heel pain that is related to an abnormal inward motion of the foot (pronation), an orthotic insole with arch support will eliminate the excessive pronation and the stress on the plantar fascia.
You can get a huge amount of relief by using Special Footwear’s plantar fasciitis insoles, which dynamically shape to the contours of your feet and feature anatomical arch support and superb heel cushioning, customised exactly to your needs!
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