Plantar fasciitis is a common and highly painful condition that can develop in the heel and sole area of the foot. The plantar fascia is a large ligament that can be affected by microtears caused by excessive exercise or simple wear and tear. It can come on over time. For those afflicted, walking can be quite difficult. It is generally treated by footrest, ice application, and ibuprofen.
Orthotic inserts are very helpful in alleviating the pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Orthotics reduce excess motion and decrease strain in the heel area. In addition, orthotics provide better foot posture, promoting quicker healing as well. To find out more, get in touch.