The most common cause of foot and heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Did you know that one in ten people will get this injury at least once! Preventing and treating this common foot injury is very easy. By wearing a pair of these insoles in your shoes you can prevent biomechanical imbalances causing excessive strain on your plantar fascia and stop excessive shock and pressure damaging your feet.
How do you get plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is caused when the plantar fascia ligament in your foot becomes damaged. Repeated shock of excessive strain on the arch can cause the plantar fascia to become damaged. You are at greater risk of damaging the plantar if:
- You have flat feet or high arches
- Your feet over pronate or supinate
- You wear shoes that are too tight or shoes that position your feet in a unnatural position
- You are obese or suddenly gain weight
- You are on your feet for long periods of time
Is plantar fasciitis serious?
If the underlining causes of your plantar fasciitis are not properly dealt with this condition can become chronic. Plantar fasciitis can also affect the way that you walk affecting your posture thus can lead to a biomechanical imbalance in your body which can cause other problems such as hip pain and lower back pain.
How to get rid of plantar fasciitis
One of the most effective ways to get rid of this injury is to wear orthotic insoles such as these. Orthotic insoles are designed to reposition, realign and support your feet in a natural position that does not cause damage or strain to your feet allowing your feet to recover properly.
It is also recommend to rest your feet and to apply ice regularly to reduce the inflammation. Doing stretching exercises that help strengthen the supporting muscles around the arch of the foot may also help.
To find out more about how wearing insoles can help prevent and treat plantar fascitiis why not check out our handy guide here.