You have plantar fasciitis and you've heard that insoles can help heal it. You buy a pair of soft, pillowy insoles but find the pain only gets worse. So, can insoles really help heal plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis (fashy-EYE-tis) is an inflammation of this band of connective tissue. When the band is overstretched, tears occur on the surface of the fibrous tissue. Inflammation and pain follow. Pain usually occurs where the plantar fascia attaches at the center/bottom of your heel bone.
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common foot condition in the USA. 1 in 10 people will experience this painful ailment at some point in their lifetime. The most common symptom is a stabbing pain on the bottom of your heel. The pain is often worse in the morning or after standing for an extended period.
Here is how your weight should transfer through your foot as you take a normal step:
Unfortunately, most people's bio-mechanics are not perfect. Most steps actually end more like this:
To relieve pain from plantar fasciitis and keep it from coming back, a 3-prong approach works best:
Finding the right insole to address your plantar fasciitis pain starts with determining your arch height. Once you know your arch height, you can choose your plantar fasciitis inserts based on the shoes in which you'll wear them. You'll want different top cover thicknesses depending on whether you shoes have thick full-length removable inserts, thin full-length removable inserts, or no removable inserts at all.
To make sure you're giving your aches the full support they need, find insoles that match your arch height - low, medium, high or extra high. Pain relief insoles for plantar fasciitis work best when they match the contours of our arch, giving you firm support across your foot.
Plantar fasciitis is a pain, but with the right care, you can be back to doing what you love, pain free.
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Mark has always believed exceptional footwear can change lives. He's been in the footwear industry for over 30 years, working with podiatrists, pedorthists, foot care experts, and footwear makers. Mark started Chaco sandals in 1989 and developed a game-changing sport sandal that delivered comfort and durability. After Chaco sold in 2009, Mark ultimately started Tread Labs to continue transforming people's footwear so they can walk better, feel better, live better.
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