What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

What is Plantar fasciitis?

Your plantar fascia is a ligament that runs along the sole of your foot. It is wide, durable and helps absorb shock from your body weight. Small tissue tears in the plantar fascia can develop from excessive impact and pressure which can cause severe heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Improper Footwear:  The use of unsupportive, or poorly-fitting footwear can contribute to plantar fasciitis development or make an existing plantar fasciitis case worse.

Unsupportive Insoles:  Stock insoles and flat insoles that lack proper support can contribute to plantar fasciitis.

Biomechanical Foot Issues:  Foot mechanics and uneven weight distribution can contribute to the strain of your plantar fascia.

Prolonged Standing: Standing on your feet for prolonged periods, eight or more hours daily, can greatly increase your chance and damage or strain your plantar fascia ligament.

Sports: Athletic activities that strain and stretch your plantar fascia repeatedly.

Overweight: Excessive weight bearing can be a contributor to plantar fasciitis.

How To Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Orthotic Insoles:  Remind Insoles can help realign your foot and prevent the uneven weight distribution that’s causing problems within the plantar fascia.  Adding the correct arch support that matches the contours of your feet such as MEDIC , CUSH , and REMEDY will make all the difference. Learn More at remindinsoles.com.

Exercise:  Exercises that strengthen the muscles in your foot arch and stretch your plantar fascia will help support the plantar fascia to ease pain. List of exercises coming soon!

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