Custom Orthotics can Help Relieve Plantar Fasciitis
If you have been struggling with the heel pain of plantar fasciitis, you may be wondering if custom orthotics could provide relief. Let’s look at some of the benefits of having a foot scan and determining what orthotics may be right for you.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is caused by the ligament between your toes and heel becoming swollen, weak, and inflamed. This causes pain in the heel that is most severe in the mornings when you first get out of bed. Age is also a factor, but people who spend a lot of time on their feet are especially susceptible to the condition.
Will Custom Orthotics Help Plantar Fasciitis?
A quality pair of custom orthotics can make a big difference in improving your plantar fasciitis because they support your arch and cushion a sensitive, deteriorating heel pad. That’s why orthotics are one of the top-recommended conservative treatments for plantar fasciitis.
Orthotic insoles can mitigate the pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis because they minimize the stress and stretching of the plantar fascia that occurs when you stand or walk. For example, if you are suffering from heel pain that is related to an abnormal inward motion of the foot (pronation), an orthotic insole with arch support will eliminate the excessive pronation and the stress on the plantar fascia.
In addition, orthotic insoles with a deep heel seat act as a shock absorber because they have a cupping effect of the soft tissues around the heel, which then makes the soft tissues more effective at cushioning the heel bone. As a result, orthotic insoles and shoes with good shock absorption help reduce the impacts and pressure on the heel.
Foot Levelers Scan for Custom Orthotics
At Northern Nevada Chiropractic, we take a scan of your foot using Foot Levelers. The 3D BodyView® scan identifies levels of asymmetry throughout your feet, illustrates how the feet impact your body posture, and the pain free scan takes just a minute.
In addition to relieving the pain of plantar fasciitis, functional orthotics can also:
- Help retrain muscles and ligaments
- Properly distribute weight and absorb shock
- Lead to improved body function and movement
Foot Levelers orthotics also come in a variety of styles for men and women, so whether you need support in a work boot or a stiletto, your doctor can custom fit relief that aligns to your reality. Don’t suffer needlessly. Have your foot scanned at Northern Nevada Chiropractic to learn if custom orthotics can help relieve your plantar fasciitis.