Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis

If you’ve ever had plantar fasciitis, you know how much it hurts.  On the bottom of the foot, just in front of the heel, plantar fasciitis causes extreme pain. Further facts about Barrie, ON can be found here.

Many doctors believe that plantar fasciitis happens when there is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes.  This band of tissue supports the arch of the foot.  The conspicuous symptom of plantar fasciitis is a sharp stabbing pain in the sole of the foot just in front of the heel. Information about Orthotics and the Dreaded ACL Tear can be found here. 

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The problem is located where the ligament is inserted into the heel bone.  Some doctors believe that the pain is not caused by inflammation because when the ligament is examined, doctors find micro-tears, scarring, and a breakdown of collagen.  


When healthcare professionals deal with plantar fasciitis, they work to reduce pronation of the foot. Pronation just means that when you are walking or running, your weight tends to be too much on the inside of the foot. Your arch is not properly supporting your foot.

An orthotic to reduce pain for plantar fasciitis will focus on reducing pronation of the foot. Reducing pronation will help the symptoms subside.