A Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis Insoles
Excruciating Foot Pain? Find out the Best Insoles to Prevent and Treat Plantar Fasciitis
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fasciia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to the ball of your foot. Plantar fasciitis (fashy-EYE-tis) is an inflammation of this band of connective tissue. When the band is overstretched, microscopic tears occur on the surface of the fibrous tissue. Inflammation and pain follow.
Pain usually occurs where the plantar fascia attaches to the bottom of your heel bone. You can feel your own plantar fascia by pulling your big toe back and touching the pronounced ridge down the middle of your arch.
Plantar fasciitis is the main reason people go to the doctor with foot or heel pain. In fact, between 10% and 15% of the population will suffer from plantar fasciitis 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.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The fascia, in addition to other muscles and tendons in the foot and lower legs, support your arch. This support system guarantees that your arch is able to absorb the stresses and weightbearing loads of daily living.
But if you have biomechanical problems – particularly flat feet and high arches – your plantar fascia has a higher chance of becoming inflamed.
- Flat feet – When you have flat feet or fallen arches, the plantar fascia overstretches every time you take a step. Over an extended period of time, the fascia will be unable to bear this excessive stretching, and it will develop microscopic tears.
- High arches – The opposite can occur when you have high, inflexible arches. When you walk, your plantar fascia remains rigid, absorbing too much weight too quickly. Without proper support, you will also develop inflammation and plantar fasciitis.
Who Gets Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is basically an overuse injury. It is a chronic irritation of the foot due to excessive strain. With this in mind, some people are more prone to developing the condition than others:
- Runners and ballet dancers
- People who are overweight
- People who wear shoes with inadequate support
- Those who stand on hard surfaces all day
- People with very high arches
- People with flat feet or fallen arches
A 3-prong approach works best in treating the condition.
Reduce inflammation using ice and ibuprofen
Stretch and strengthen the ankle, foot, and calf muscles
Protect the plantar fascia from further trauma by using plantar fasciitis insoles that support the arch.
Tread Labs' Plantar Fasciitis Insoles - Treating the Root of the Problem
Our Stride insoles address both the cause and the symptoms. While it is tempting to address heel pain with soft cushion insoles, these will only provide momentary relief. You need strong support to spread the weight evenly over your feet and support the plantar fascia. Anatomical foot support is the best way to treat and/or prevent pain. Tread Labs' plantar fasciitis insoles offer:
- Firm support to control pronation
- Four different arch heights to insure the perfect level of support for your feet
- A deep heel cup to keep your foot aligned
- Cushion against shock with resilient, 4mm polyurethane foam
The foundation of a Tread Labs Stride insole is a durable, polypropylene arch support. Available in different sizes for men and women and four arch heights, we are sure you will find the perfect match for the contours of your feet.
"I had been suffering with plantar fasciitis for months after changing jobs and walking on concrete floors. I have a wide toe box, narrow heel, and a very high arch. It was pretty hard to find something to help with the pain and I'm so glad I found these. Easily worth the money. They work in my Doc Martens, Vans, and New Balance shoes. No question on whether I'd buy them again if I needed to." -Justin February 2016
Which Tread Labs' Plantar Fasciitis Insole is Right for Me?
With an array of sizes and arch heights, our insoles will fit nearly everyone, relieving the debilitating pain of plantar fasciitis. To make purchasing risk free, Tread Labs offers a 30-day fit guarantee.
Try our plantar fasciitis insoles for a month. Feel the difference they make in comfort, alignment, and pain relief. Discover what exceptional support does for the health and comfort of your feet. If you are not completely satisfied, send them back for a full refund.
Order 2 pairs if you are uncertain of your arch height. When you have found the perfect fit, send the other pair back for a full refund.
The Value Equation
Tread Labs insoles cost more than the competition. For good reason. We offer:
- Four arch heights to guarantee a therapeutic fit.
- Biomechanical support to directly address plantar fasciitis.
- Durable arch supports with an unconditional guarantee.
- Replaceable top covers for an inexpensive way to prolong the life of your insoles.
Your feet support you every day. Give them the comfort they deserve.