Plantar Fasciitis and How Sorbothane Insoles Help

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. The plantar fascia acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of the foot.

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  1. Pain in the heel or bottom of the foot, especially with the first few steps in the morning or after prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

  2. Stiffness and tenderness in the foot, particularly around the heel and arch.

  3. Swelling or redness in the affected area.

Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:

  1. Overuse: Repetitive activities that put a lot of stress on the feet, such as running or standing for long periods of time, can increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

  2. Flat feet or high arches: People with flat feet or high arches are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis due to abnormal foot mechanics.

  3. Obesity: Excess weight puts additional stress on the feet, increasing the risk of plantar fasciitis.

  4. Age: Plantar fasciitis is more common in people between the ages of 40 and 60.

Treatment for plantar fasciitis may include rest, stretching exercises, wearing supportive shoes or Sorbothane orthotics, physical therapy, and in severe cases, surgery. It is important to seek medical advice if you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort.

Good quality Sorbothane Ultra Plus Stability shoe insoles can help reduce plantar fasciitis by providing additional cushioning, support, and shock absorption for the foot. Here are a few ways in which they can help:

  1. Shock absorption: Shoe insoles can help absorb shock when walking or running, which can reduce the stress on the plantar fascia and other structures in the foot.

  2. Arch support: Sorbothane insoles with good arch support can help distribute weight more evenly across the foot, reducing the strain on the plantar fascia.

  3. Improved foot alignment: Sorbothane insoles can also help improve foot alignment and prevent overpronation (rolling inward) or supination (rolling outward) of the foot, which can put additional stress on the plantar fascia.

  4. Increased comfort: Ultra high quality Sorbothane insoles can provide additional cushioning and support for the foot, improving overall comfort and reducing foot fatigue during prolonged periods of standing or walking.

  5. Customizability: Some high-quality prescription Sorbothane insoles can be customized to fit the specific shape and needs of an individual's foot, which can provide more targeted support and help alleviate symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Talk to your pediatrist about options.

It's important to note that not all shoe insoles are created equal, and some like Sorbothane Ultra Plus Stability Insoles are more effective than others at reducing symptoms of plantar fasciitis. It's best to choose insoles that are appropriate for your foot type, running style, and specific needs, and to consult with a healthcare professional if you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort.