Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that can have a disruptive impact on your quality of life and activity level. There are many causes and contributors to this injury, which is characterized mainly by stabbing heel pain, including misalignments and mechanical issues in the feet. One of the more commonly known causes is having low arches, which allow the feet to rotate excessively inward.
This is why arch supports are such a common recommendation for plantar fasciitis. The idea is that by raising up the arches and preventing excessive inward rotation, stress on the bottom of the foot that leads to plantar fasciitis will be reduced. However, from a biomechanical standpoint, simply blocking the arches can lead to other issues and may not even relieve the condition.
In addition to arch supports for plantar fasciitis, this injury can be better helped by orthotic insoles that provide support for the whole foot while also promoting natural foot motion.
The importance of total foot support for plantar fasciitis relief
Many people who deal with plantar fasciitis, especially repeated bouts, turn to custom-made orthotic insoles that use an impression of their foot and other information to design a solution. In addition to arch support, an insole should also include the following:
- Heel support — The increased cushioning can decrease stress and shock on the heel, relieving pain.
- Forefoot support — The forefoot is designed to move in a very specific way to stabilize the foot while moving forward. A properly designed orthotic should cushion and support the forefoot without blocking this movement.
- Long-lasting support and durability — Materials should be sturdy enough to cushion and support the feet for more than just a couple of hours, while also lasting longer than just a few weeks or months before wearing out.
Not all custom orthotics are created equal. At Biocorrect, we’re proud to offer a full line of orthotic insoles that are a total biomechanical solution, not just an arch support.
Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab understands plantar fasciitis
Since we’re founded by experts with more than 25 years of experience in helping patients address misalignments in the lower body, including those that cause plantar fasciitis, we’re able to offer a full line of high-quality insoles with a high rate of success. Our fully custom orthotics can even be ordered online, where we’ll send you a moldable foam home impression kit that will give us all the data we need to craft your insoles.
Learn more and order your pair today when you visit our online store.