Plantar Fasciitis and Shoes go hand in hand. Sometimes bad shoes cause Plantar Fasciitis and other times plantar fasciitis shoes are worn for treatment of plantar fasciitis. Shoes can take a serious toll on your feet and lead to several painful conditions, including plantar fasciitis. Although they can do serious damage, particularly to athletes, there are ways to reverse the injury that improper footwear can cause and prevent further stints of plantar fasciitis.
Bad shoes lead to plantar fasciitis for several reasons. Often times, exercise can be the culprit of plantar fasciitis since the repetitive stress of running and other activities can cause tears and inflammation to develop in the plantar fascia ligament. Further, additional stress can be placed on the fascia as a result of bad shoes. Sometimes exercise is done with shoes that do not provide the right fit. In addition, these shoes often lack the proper cushioning, particularly in the heel and forefoot, and do not provide the adequate amount of structural support around the arch and mid-foot. With the improved cushioning and support of good athletic shoes, strain on the heel and throughout the foot during exercise can be significantly reduced, helping to prevent plantar fasciitis. However, finding the right shoe for your foot can be difficult and expensive and often Supportive Insoles are a quick and economic fix.
Some plantar fasciitis shoes available are designed to treat the condition without any addition devices. These shoes have a plantar fasciitis treatment method designed in the actual sole of the shoe, allowing you to fight the condition without having to use addition methods. These shoes however have several drawbacks. First, by having an all-in-one shoe with a plantar fasciitis treatment design built-in you become limited. There are only a handful of styles and manufacturers that offer this type of shoe which seriously limits the amount of styles and looks available. In addition, these shoes have a serious draw back when it comes to affordability. In many cases, these shoes can cost over $100 without guarantee of successful treatment. This is why so many people turn to Insoles to treat their discomfort. Most shoes can be easily modified to prevent or treat your plantar fasciitis with Supportive Insoles.
In addition to costly orthopedic plantar fasciitis shoes, there are full orthotic shoe inserts available that are intended to treat conditions of heel pain. Orthotics are among the best ways to treat the pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis and can simply be inserted into any pair of shoes. Although there are many shoe inserts available that claim to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis, few have actual guarantees against such pain. Because there are so many manufactures of full orthotic shoe inserts available, it can often be confusing when choosing the one that is right for you. Be careful when choosing an orthotic that promises nothing more than added support and comfort. These are not plantar fasciitis shoe inserts and merely make the thin soles of current shoes more comfortable, but do not provide a long term treatment and pain relief from plantar fasciitis.
There are effective and more affordable alternatives to plantar fasciitis shoes that can still deliver the ease of shoe insert. The right orthotic shoe inserts are devices that can seriously improve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and help to prevent plantar fasciitis in the long term. Orthotic Arch Supports are a treatment method that provides lasting relief while costing much less than orthopedic plantar fasciitis shoes.
Ordinary athletic shoes, although a necessary component in plantar fasciitis prevention, are not designed to reverse the conditions of plantar fasciitis once it develops. Orthotic Insoles have several treatment features that ordinary athletic shoes do not provide. For example, HTP Heel Seats feature a patented Fascia Bar, which applies acupressure to the plantar fascia, stretching it and reducing pain and inflammation while you move. In addition, athletic shoes do not provide the necessary structural support around the heel to curb the effects of a current incidence of plantar fasciitis. Without being able to treat the key problem areas, shoes alone cannot heal plantar fasciitis in the long term like Orthotic Arch Supports.
Sick of Orthopedic Shoes and Insoles? Sole understands your frustration and developed a sandal that combines the technology of an orthotic insole with the comfort of a sport sandal in their new Sole Platinum Sandal line. These sandals mold to your foot while supporting your heel, arch, and ball-of-foot for versatile comfort and support.