What is plantar fasciitis and can custom orthotic inserts help?

Melissa Rentfrow

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Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can cause debilitating foot pain that is commonly experienced as a stabbing sensation to the heel. This condition is common among athletes, particularly runners, although it can affect people of all ages and activity levels.


This condition is named after the plantar fascia, which is a bundle of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. These tissue helps the feet absorb shock and carry out the full range of motion required for basic activities like standing, walking and running. The plantar fascia is often compared to a bowstring, and if it becomes overstretched, these tissue can become painfully inflamed, leading to plantar fasciitis.


How can custom orthotic inserts relieve plantar fasciitis pain?

As with any injury, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment if you are experiencing heel and/or foot pain that does not improve in a short period of time. In addition to treatments like rest, ice, elevation, compression and gentle stretching, custom orthotic inserts may be recommended by your primary care doctor or a specialist like a podiatrist or physical therapist.


Custom orthotics can help with plantar fasciitis by providing increased cushioning and support, particularly to the heel, arch and forefoot. While they are not a “cure” for this condition, they can ease discomfort and potentially help address misalignments that contribute to inflammation of the plantar fascia.


If you are recommended to get fitted for custom orthotics, Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab has a range of solutions, including fully custom insoles that you can order from the comfort of your own home.


Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab can help with plantar fasciitis pain


Biocorrect custom foot orthotic inserts are backed by more than 25 years of biomechanical expertise and recommended by health care professionals. You can come to our office for an in-person fitting or we can also send a moldable foam kit that includes a health history form and instructions for making your impression and sending pictures of your feet. Our experts can then use this information to make a 3-D model and build your own pair of custom orthotic inserts.


Learn more about our solutions for plantar fasciitis pain and order your orthotics today by visiting our convenient online store.