Plantar Fasciitis is often also known as the “heel pain syndrome”. This is essentially the occurrence of pain in your heels due to the degeneration of the plantar fascia. This can be caused by sudden trauma to the surrounding area or be experienced after long period of inactivity. This painful sensation typically occurs during the early mornings as the muscles in your feet tighten naturally during the night. This can cause the fascia to tear in the morning. This can cause a painful sensation such as stab or deep aching sensation on the middle of the heel when you stand or walk.
Plantar fasciitis can be caused by a variety of reasons such as the following;
- Poor Footwear:
The choice of shoes you choose to wear can cause a great impact on the health of your feet. For example, wearing heels or shoes that are too small for your feet can cause pain or increase the likelihood of developing plantar fasciitis. Custom orthotics ensure that your feet are supported and prevent the occurrence of plantar fasciitis.
- Spending Long Hours on your Feet:
If you are working long hours on your feet, it is important that you are maintaining them as well. Your feet hold up the weight of your entire body and need to be taken care of. Working long hours on your feet can cause the fascia to tear due to the added stress on the tissue and muscles. Using custom orthotics will ensure that there is proper weight distribution, which will prevent the onset of plantar fasciitis.
If your feet are pronated or supinated, it is essential that you begin using custom orthotics. Pronation and supination issues impact the movement or functioning of your feet. Custom orthotics can help gradually correct these issues by distributing weight and pressure.
- Poor Shock Absorption:
If you are an athlete, your feet have likely experienced poor shock experience. This can cause the muscles to tear or become weakened. Custom orthotics can help with shock absorption as well as prevent injury during physical activities. Ultimately, this can also help relieve any pain that exists within your back, knees, ankles and heels.