Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain. While there are a number of treatments available to help relieve this pain, custom orthotics offer daily support to help keep you comfortable as you continue to enjoy your active lifestyle.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, orthotics and shoe supports are an effective method of treating the foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis. In fact, every year, more than 2 million Americans seek nonsurgical treatment for heel pain. So why is it that custom orthotics are so effective against the pain and pressure of the plantar fascia ligament? It’s all in the custom support. Take a look:
Why orthotics are your best option for plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is caused by strain or injury to the plantar fascia, which is the long ligament that connects the heel of the foot to the toes. Do you see the arch in your foot? That ligament in the arch is your plantar fascia. When it is damaged due to standing too long in improper shoes, excessive exercise or other factors, it can create a chronic soreness in the bottom of the foot and/or the heel.
When your shoes do not offer arch support, your plantar fascia is forced to bear the weight of the entire body. That’s far too much for one ligament. By doing this repeatedly, you risk injuring that ligament and thus suffering from chronic pain in your heel and foot.
Orthotics work to provide comfort and support to your plantar fascia by adding extra padding at the arch of your foot. This helps to reduce the stress on your ligament, which can heal and potentially prevent the pain of plantar fasciitis.
Custom orthotics vs. standard orthotics
As with most anything, custom is better because it is fitted to your exact needs. Custom orthotics are fitted to an imprint of your foot, which means that your arch is completely supported from heel to toe. Every foot is different, and even your right foot is different from your left, so it’s important to fit your orthotics to your specific anatomy in order to give your plantar fascia the support it needs.
At Biocorrect, we offer custom orthotics designed to help reduce the pain of plantar fasciitis. Visit our online store today to view our selection, and take the next step toward walking in comfort.