If you’re one of the many people who suffer from heel pain in the morning, you might not be aware that custom orthotics can do a lot to decrease the heel pain you feel right after waking up.
Pain in the heel when you awaken is often linked to plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. Medical research reports that plantar fasciitis affects about 10% of the general population, and other studies reveal that Achilles tendinitis occurs in about 24% of athletes in their lifetime. A custom orthotic can provide benefits throughout the day for these conditions that can lead to less heel pain in the morning.
How can custom orthotics help reduce heel pain in the morning?
You won’t be wearing shoes to bed, so you might wonder how custom orthotics can help reduce heel pain in the morning. The answer is that using custom orthotics benefits your lower body during the day. In turn, these benefits can translate into less heel pain when you wake up the next day.
Some benefits that custom orthotics can offer for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis include:
- Reducing foot stress — Repetitive movements like walking and running place a lot of stress on your feet and legs. This stress can lead to more pain in the morning or during the day. Custom orthotics provide extra cushioning for your feet. This can help reduce the stress on your feet during the day and help you feel less pain when you wake up the next morning.
- Supporting foot arches — Foot arches that aren’t properly supported can transfer stress to the heel and forefoot. The result can be an increase in heel pain and slower recovery from plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. Custom orthotics are designed to properly support the arches of your feet. This can lead to less pain. It can also help your injury heal more rapidly.
- Stabilizing the heel — Having instability in the heel when you walk can be a problem. For instance, heel instability can lead to too much pronation or supination of the heel. As a result, the structures attached to your heel will have to work harder to stabilize the heel, which can trigger more pain. A set of custom orthotics can be designed to increase heel stability. They can also help reduce the likelihood of increased heel pain.
Biocorrect offers custom orthotics that can help your heel pain in the morning
Have plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis that’s causing you heel pain in the morning? Our team at Biocorrect can design a custom orthotic intended to help address these issues and decrease the pain they cause.
Our certified pedorthists can meet with you one-on-one either in person or online to evaluate your feet and your gait. Additionally, our team can take a foam impression of your feet that gives us a model to use when constructing your orthotics. We can even send the foam impression kit to your home if you can’t come see us in person.