Plantar Fasciitis Insoles
Pain from plantar fasciitis can be debilitating. Those suffering from plantar fasciitis often experience major impacts to their lifestyle. There are ways that this pain can be managed and insoles for plantar fasciitis can help. Read more below to find out what causes plantar fasciitis and ways it can be treated.
What is plantar fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel to the front of your foot. Plantar fasciitis 1 is an inflamation of that ligament which is often accompanied by pain.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
There are many factors that can lead to the onset of plantar fasciitis. Plantar faciitis affects more people in the 40-60 year old age range than any other age demographic and is more prevalent for people who are obese. Athletes who participate in high-impact, high intensity sports such as marathon running or dancing and those who stand all day at work, especially on hard surfaces, may strain the plantar fascia. Beyond that, foot mechanics are at the heart of this condition so if the plantar fascia is under stress because of arch issues or an abnormal walking pattern, plantar fasciitis may develop.
For Plantar Fasciitis We Recommend:
The M-Series offers the greatest degree of cushion and arch support which can help redistribute pressure throughout the day and reduce the strain on the plantar fascia. It is ideal for daily wear in regular volume shoes such as work boots, athletic trainers, and walking shoes. The M-Series incorporates Protalus's patented alignment technology to provide the structure and comfort you need.
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What is the best way to reduce plantar fasciitis pain?
There are many ways to manage pain from plantar fasciitis. Pain management medications may be perscribed by your doctor. They may also recommend steroid injections, shock wave therapy, or surgery. However, the most common interventions are physical therapy, night time splints, and arch support inserts or plantar fasciitis insoles.
Do insoles help with plantar fasciitis?
In a recent study 2, insoles were shown to reduce pain in people with plantar fasciitis. They do not cure the condition, however, some people find that they can relieve some pain and help them get back to their normal activity level.
Are there different types of insoles for plantar fasciitis?
Yes. Just like there are insoles for Morton's neuroma or insoles for neuropathy, there are some insoles that work best with plantar fasciitis. Cushion insoles that absorb shock and redistribute pressure are what to look for when choosing a plantar fasciitis insert. If you are unsure which insole to use, you can find out by answering a few easy questions on the Insole Finder.
1. Schwartz, E. (2014). Plantar Fasciitis: A Concise Review. The Permanente Journal. doi:10.7812/tpp/13-113
2. Moyne-Bressand, S., Dhieux, C., Dousset, E., & Decherchi, P. (2018, December 12). Effectiveness of Foot Biomechanical Orthoses to Relieve Patients Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis: Is the Reduction of Pain Related to Change in Neural Strategy? Retrieved September 10, 2020, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6311243/
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