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SuperFeet Insoles and Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Nicole on 4/21/2009 to Plantar Fasciitis Products

Plantar Fasciitis help with SuperFeet Insoles

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation and possibly small tears of the plantar fascia ligament that attaches to the heel bone on the bottom of the foot. The ligament / tendon extends to the forefoot or metatarsal area of the foot. This ligament is very much like a guitar string when it is pulled tight.

Plantar fasciitis not only creates pain in the heel region of the foot; it can cause arch pain. It can be triggered by a number of different situations.

One of the most common situations that triggers plantar fasciitis is over-pronation within the foot. If the foot pronates, collapses and elongates it actually pulls on this ligament and stretches it. It is this pulling motion and stretching motion that takes place in the 8,000 to 12,000 steps we take per day. As we walk, that puts stress on the plantar fascia ligament and triggers it to become inflamed and possibly start to tear.

There are certainly other situations that can trigger plantar fasciitis, like wearing a shoe that may not be the right shape, or offer the right amount of support, or certain types of impacts to the bottom of the foot. Those impacts may put pressure on the plantar fascia ligament causing it to become bruised or stressed.

Plantar fasciitis is commonly treated with a footbed or orthotic in the beginning to try to stabilize the bone structure of the foot so that the plantar fascia ligament can stay more relaxed and undue stress is not put on the ligament.

It is very important in plantar fasciitis situations to wear a very good, stable shoe that offers the foot support. More importantly, it needs to have a very good, supportive footbed or orthotic. It will help the foot function properly with minimal amount of stress on the foot.

Superfeet does not claim that it can cure plantar fasciitis. There are many different variables involved with each individual such as how far along the plantar fasciitis is, where it is located within the ligament and all the other variables such as shoes, environment, body weight, range of motion within the foot and the amount of time the individual spends standing, running or working on their feet.

SuperFeet Insoles are certainly an excellent place to start the healing process.

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