Plantar Faciitis is a common aliment that results in a stabbing pain at the bottom of the heel. It is the result of the stretching of the Plantar Fascia ligament that connects the bottom (plantar) surface of the forefoot to the heel. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Most people feel the pain of plantar fascitis after awakening, however long periods of standing or sitting, then walking can trigger the pain.
When the natural posture of the foot is pronated (tipped and/or flattened to the inside) the plantar fascia is stretched with each stride. It’s been estimated that an average person takes 10,000 steps a day. If your foot pronates (70% of the population has this condition) each and every step creates excessive tension on this ligament.
When the foot is neutrally aligned the distance between the fore foot and heel is shortened which reduces the tension on the ligament. When you make an appointment we will do an evaluation of your feet and stance. We will discuss your plantar fasciitis and when it occurs and the severity. Our custom arch supports can relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis. We can fabricate your custom arch supports in one visit. You will leave the appointment with your new shoe inserts.