Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick, fibrous band of tissue that reaches from the heel to the toes, supporting the muscles of the bottom of the foot. Plantar refers to the bottom of the foot and fascia is the supportive tissue. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the long, flat ligament on the bottom of the foot stretches irregularly and develops tiny tears that may cause the ligament to become inflamed. It causes heel pain, which can become long lasting. Some people think they have heel spurs when in fact they have plantar fasciitis.

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is a sharp or knife like heel pain that usually occurs when a person gets up in the morning and takes their first steps but the pain may also occur when the person stands up after sitting for a long period of time.

Plantar fasciitis is the result of repeated stress on the foot that may be caused by normal aging, being overweight or a variety of other conditions, such as flat feet, high arches, having legs of uneven lengths, or even being on your feet for several hours each day. Taking up a new form of exercise or an increase in intensity could also contribute to plantar fasciitis.

Who will the insoles help?

Our insoles can heal plantar fasciitis within two weeks to three months depending on the severity and length of time the person has had the condition. Our insoles will assist in exercising the feet, increasing flexibility by massaging the plantar fascia and muscles in the feet, in a gradual and consistent manner. The liquid will fill in the areas where you need it most by giving you the support, comfort, and relief that is needed.