Updated February 2024

Will Custom Orthotics Help with Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis Pain Treatment with Custom Orthotics

Plantar Fasciitis is heel pain that occurs as the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot pulls on its attachment to the heel when the foot flattens. Foot pain is generally very bad in the morning, improving during the day, and then becoming painful after rest.

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Our feet must be flexible and rigid at different stages of walking and must support a load of up to four times our body weight. Our feet are among the most complex structures in human anatomy, but as complicated as they are, most foot problems are simple to classify.

Overuse Syndrome for Heel Pain

Overuse syndrome” is a term for a foot injury that develops gradually as a result of a change in intensity or type of activity. For athletes, this may be caused by increasing mileage or starting a new exercise program.

For many other people, it is regular daily activity or weight gain. If your feet hurt, you will reduce your activity level and consequently diminish your overall health.

How to Heal Heel Plantar Fasciitis Pain

plantar fasciitis creating heel pain in a pair of dirty feet.

A combination of stretching, weight control, and appropriate footwear is the best treatment and prevention for foot-related problems.

Weight is a significant factor in foot problems. Unfortunately, the less you can exercise due to foot pain, the more difficult it is to control your weight.

Stretching also helps by toning the muscles and tendons in the back of your legs that attach to the foot. This is especially important for people with plantar fasciitis or heel pain.

Arch Support Helps Plantar Fasciitis

Effective treatment of plantar fasciitis should include arch support with custom orthotics or off-the-shelf inserts. Other treatments include stretching the gastrocnemius complex, icing, anti-inflammatory medications, ultrasound, taping methods, night splints, and massage.

Schedule our free tele-consulting visit or assessment today with Foot Dynamics to find the best solution for your feet and return to the activities you love.

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