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How Custom Orthotics Can Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Mar 01, 2024
How Custom Orthotics Can Help with Plantar Fasciitis
Supportive insoles that slide easily into your shoes provide a powerfully effective solution for heel pain. These lightweight, but mighty medical devices can bring you much-needed relief.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed with plantar fasciitis or have struggled with heel pain for quite some time, chances are, you can benefit from custom orthotics. Health Advantage Physical Medicine specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions like plantar fasciitis. 

Custom orthotics are particularly effective at relieving heel pain. These specially designed devices are tailored to the unique contours of your feet and address biomechanical issues that lead to heel pain. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of custom orthotics for alleviating plantar fasciitis

Personalized support

Unlike over-the-counter orthotics, which are one-size-fits-all solutions, custom orthotics are meticulously crafted based on a detailed analysis of your foot's anatomy and your specific foot condition. 

This personalized approach ensures that each part of your foot receives the correct level of support and cushioning. For instance, if your plantar fasciitis is due to excessive pronation (inward rolling of the foot), the orthotic will be designed to counteract this specific issue, providing relief directly where it's needed.

Correcting foot mechanics

Foot biomechanics play a crucial role in plantar fasciitis. Custom orthotics actively work to realign your feet. For example, if you have high arches, the orthotic will be designed to distribute pressure more evenly across your foot. This reduces the strain on your plantar fascia. 

For flat feet, custom orthotics provide much-needed arch support, preventing overstretching of the plantar fascia. By correcting these mechanical issues, the orthotics not only alleviate heel pain but also contribute to long-term foot health.

Shock absorption

The impact of your foot hitting the ground can worsen plantar fasciitis pain. Custom orthotics are engineered with materials that absorb shock and reduce stress on the heel. These materials, like gel padding, are selected based on their ability to cushion while maintaining stability. 

This shock-absorbing feature is particularly beneficial for those who spend a lot of time on their feet or engage in activities like running, where there’s significant heel impact.

Long-term relief

Custom orthotics offer more than just immediate pain relief; they are a long-term solution. By continuously supporting the correct foot alignment and providing cushioning, they can prevent recurrent plantar fasciitis. 

On the other hand, temporary remedies address the symptoms but not the root cause. With proper care, custom orthotics can remain effective for several years, making them a cost-effective investment in your foot health.

Versatility and convenience

Custom orthotics are designed to fit into your lifestyle seamlessly. Our team can craft them to suit different types of footwear, from athletic shoes to dress shoes, ensuring that you receive consistent support regardless of your attire. 

Additionally, they are easy to use; simply insert them into your shoes and go about your day. This convenience makes them a practical choice for people who are seeking an effective treatment method.

Living with plantar fasciitis doesn't have to mean living in pain. Custom orthotics offer a tailored, effective, and convenient way to alleviate bothersome heel pain so that you can walk, run, and move with ease. 

If you're struggling with plantar fasciitis, consult with our team in Pasadena, California, about custom orthotics. Call our scheduling coordinator to request an appointment today!