Podiatrist Top Picks for Plantar Fasciitis
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It is the overload and inflammation of the plantar fascia - the thick tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot and cushions the heel.
It is a common condition and can be caused by a few factors, such as:
- Spending long hours on your feet
- Unsupportive shoes
- Low arches or flat feet
- Wearing shoes with poor arch support
Podiatrist, Steve points out that, “In severe cases there can be an underlying inflammatory condition, bone disease, infection, stress fracture, or nerve entrapment”. Seeing a podiatrist to determine the underlying cause & to ascertain the most effective treatment is always advised.
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis
The main symptoms of plantar fasciitis include severe heel pain, particularly after the first few steps out of bed in the morning, as flooring is usually the first surface that the feet meet.
The heel pain is often described as being a dull ache or burning sharp pain which can also cause swelling.
The pain is often at its worst:
- First thing in the morning
- Lengthy periods of time standing on your feet
- Sitting for long periods of time
That’s why it is so important to visit your podiatrist to understand your foot type and ensure the shoes you are wearing provide proper support to your arches, heel and there are secure features.
Helpful Homyped products for plantar fasciitis
Our newest insole, the “Momentum Plus” footbed is a great example of a product that your podiatrist may recommend as part of an overall treatment plan to help provide relief for plantar fasciitis.
This product offers:
- Superior cushion pads to support the metatarsal area
- High arch support
- Heel spur relief zone to ease pressure and relieve heel pain
- Rigid rear stabiliser for heel security
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Podiatrist top picks for plantar fasciitis
Montanna, available in Deep Red and Navy
Tess, available in Black, Navy and White
Ursa, available ain Ocean blue and Black
Inlet, available in 5 colours
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