Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue referred to as the plantar fascia
that runs across the bottom of your feet which connects your heel bones to your toes.
The stabbing and sometimes chronic pain in the heel of your foot as you awake, may temporarily improve with movement for a few hours, however, the inflammation of the plantar fascia often worsens as the day progresses or as we stand on our feet for long periods of time. Plantar Fasciitis commonly occurs in runners, patients with high arches, or with flat feet.
The short answer is yes. The reasons Plantar Fasciitis is so common in runners and other athletes is the poor foot mechanics combined with common every day wear and tear on our shoes while we are out of proper alignment of the feet. When we purchase shoes, we wear the insole (interior) of the shoe faster than the bottom sole (exterior). Over pronation / supination and normal wear and tear on our shoes, ruins the shoe, because we are out of alignment as we walk. We might not change shoes every day, but we can save our expensive shoes by aligning with Protalus.
When your feet are misaligned, stress and strain is placed directly on your plantar fascia. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints can’t relax into a more natural position. Sometimes simply adding arch support only masks the symptom of being out of alignment.
Protalus insoles are biomechanically engineered for proper alignment to control the rolling of the ankle. This creates a more neutral position of the body which helps to mitigate the common causes of Plantar Fasciitis.