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Can orthotics help treat my plantar fasciitis?

Last Updated: December 23, 2022

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain and discomfort in the heel and bottom of the foot. It is often caused by overuse or improper footwear, and can be particularly problematic for people who spend a lot of time on their feet or engage in high-impact activities.

One treatment option for plantar fasciitis is the use of custom foot orthotics. These are specialized inserts that are designed to fit the specific contours of an individual’s feet and provide support to help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis.

Custom foot orthotics are made by taking a physical or digital mold of the patient’s feet, which is then used to create a unique, customized insert that fits the contours of the foot perfectly.

The benefits of custom foot orthotics include:

  • Improved foot function: Custom foot orthotics can help to correct any imbalances or misalignments in the feet, which can reduce strain on the plantar fascia and help to alleviate pain.
  • Customized support: Because custom foot orthotics are made to fit the specific contours of the patient’s feet, they provide targeted support where it is needed most. This can help to reduce pain and discomfort and improve overall foot function.
  • Long-lasting: Custom foot orthotics are made to last, so patients can expect to get many years of use out of a single pair.
  • Comfortable: Because custom foot orthotics are made to fit the specific contours of the patient’s feet, they are typically more comfortable than over-the-counter inserts.

In addition to wearing custom foot orthotics, patients with plantar fasciitis may also benefit from other treatment options such as stretching exercises, rest, and physical therapy. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best course of treatment for your specific case.

Overall, custom foot orthotics can be an effective treatment option for plantar fasciitis, providing targeted support and improved foot function to help alleviate pain and discomfort.

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, book your custom orthotics appointment with one of our experts today.