Plantar fasciitis is a term that strikes fear into the hearts of athletes, from runners to golfers, or anyone who has to spend time on their feet. That’s because the stabbing heel pain that results from this condition can make it difficult or even impossible to perform your favorite activity or get through a day of work.
Fortunately, despite how painful it is, plantar fasciitis can often improve in a relatively short period of time with basic treatments including rest, ice, compression and elevation. Another solution that many patients turn to is the use of orthotic insoles. Whether ready-made or custom-made, shoe inserts for plantar fasciitis can offer several benefits for people dealing with this condition.
If you’re wondering if you should be wearing inserts to help you find relief from plantar fasciitis, here are three specific benefits they can offer:
1. Increased Comfort
While shoe inserts cannot cure or reverse plantar fasciitis, they can help with pain relief by cushioning the foot, particularly the heel. This can help you get through any necessary daily activities while you recover from this condition. Since plantar fasciitis is often an overuse injury, it’s important to spend as little time on your feet as possible.
2. More support for the heel and arch
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a band of soft tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot. Increased heel and arch support can decrease the stress being placed on the plantar fascia, potentially relieving plantar fasciitis symptoms.
3. Promotion of natural biomechanics
Higher quality shoe inserts should be designed to work with the natural mechanics of the feet, not just block painful symptoms. Plantar fasciitis is often related to issues with your gait and foot motion, such as overpronation, that cause stress to the plantar fascia. By correcting these problems and encouraging a more neutral foot motion, shoe inserts can decrease the likelihood that plantar fasciitis develops.
Biocorrect has top quality shoe inserts for plantar fasciitis
At Biocorrect, our state-of-the-art shoe inserts have been designed by experts who have more than 25 years of experience in addressing biomechanical difficulties in the lower body. Whether you choose our fully custom, semi-custom or ready-made orthotics, you can expect a product made to exacting specifications with the highest quality materials. We even offer the ability to have a pair of fully custom orthotics fitted for you in the comfort of your own home with our at-home moldable foam impression kit.
To learn more and order your pair of Biocorrect shoe inserts today, visit our online store today.