Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis | Insoles and Beyond

Heel Pain? Try These Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis

Do you experience sharp pain in your heel?  Chances are you’re suffering from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a common medical condition caused by strain and inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia.  Plantar fasciitis is often an overuse sports injury but can also be the result of being overweight or wearing unsupportive footwear. 

Fortunately, there are many orthotics designed to relieve the pain and promote healing for those suffering from plantar fasciitis.  Here are some excellent orthotics for plantar fasciitis: 

1. Heel Cups for Plantar Fasciitis

Heel cups are small, easy to incorporate, orthotics for plantar fasciitis.  Generally, heel cups are designed to cushion and absorb shock thereby relieving the sharp heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis.  To use them, simply slip the heel cup into the back of your shoe. They are usually made of flexible plastic or gel substance, which absorbs shock as you run or walk. 

Heel-That-Pain creates heel cups (called "heel seats") that provide excellent cushioning and reshaping of the fat-pad in the heel to reduce pain.  Heel-That-Pain Heel Seat for Plantar FasciitisAdditionally, Heel-That-Pain's heel seats incorporate a patented fascia bar that provides acupressure for the foot and gives appropriate lift so that the foot is aligned properly and can begin to heal itself naturally.

2. Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Insoles for plantar fasciitis help correct bio-mechanical problems and provide arch support (a key to preventing and relieving plantar fasciitis).  Insoles typically come in two varieties: full length and 3/4 length insoles. 

  • Full-Length Insoles. These insoles run the full length of your shoes.  They fit in almost all athletic shoes and are preferred provided your shoes will accommodate them.  Here are some excellent full-length insoles for plantar fasciitis: 





  • 3/4 Length Insoles – These insoles tend to fit easily into casual and dress shoes - shoes that may not accommodate a full length insole.  Here's an example: 

     

    3. Night Splints for Plantar Fasciitis

     

    Night splints treat plantar fasciitis while you are sleeping.  While you sleep, the plantar fascia constricts (tightens).  When you wake up and take your first steps, the plantar fascia is painfully stretched - this is why plantar fasciitis can seem at its worst upon waking.  Night splints/socks gently stretch the plantar fascia overnight allowing the tissues to heal and effectively reduces those first painful steps in the morning that most people with plantar fasciitis experience.  Here are some examples: 

    4. Other Items for Plantar Fasciitis

     

    Looking for high quality orthotics for plantar fasciitis? Browse through our web site for a good selection of insoles, heel cups, and night splints. Visit www.insolesandbeyond.com.


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