What The Heck Is Plantar Fasciitis And What Can I Do About It?!?

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Plantar fasciitis is caused when the ligament that connects the heel with the toes becomes irritated and inflamed.  When this ligament undergoes strain small tears can occur, leading to irritation and inflammation that causes a painful and uncomfortable disorder that manifests with pain in the heel or the soles of the feet. It is a sharp, acute pain which is worse for the first few steps when a person gets out of bed. 10% of the population suffers from Plantar Fasciitis and Custom Orthotics can help solve this painful condition.  

Are you asking yourself “Why do my feet hurt?”

Increased Pressure On The Feet

If you’re an athlete or long distance runner there is a heavy chance of being afflicted with plantar fasciitis. If you’re a long distance runner or run every day as part of your exercise, you definitely need to concentrate on the health of your feet. Apart from daily runners, there are many people that are required to stand for long periods of time during work. Throughout time, the stress of standing can accumulate and ignite pain in your feet. According to The Style Shoes, men and women in the ages from 40 to 70 are highly at risk of plantar fasciitis. If you feel minor pain arising, Health Remedies recommends adding ice to your ankles, resting a couple days, and stretching more often. If you feel the pain increasing (or at least not decreasing) and you live anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, call The Shoe Doctor to set up your free consultation to be fitted for your own paid or custom orthotics.

Poor Shoe Collection

Poor shoe selection can be attributed to either selecting a shoe that is tight on the toe box or a shoe that lacks the necessary arch support. Some attributes that can be associated with a lack of arch support can be soft soles. This can be fixed by purchasing orthotics from The Shoe Doctor. According to The Style Shoes, a shoe with a tight toe box is one of the main reasons for plantar fasciitis as it cramps your toes when they need to be free and spread out while running. This cramping of the toes can lead to less circulation of blood in your toes and in turn, may affect your heels. People having wider feet should choose shoes that are wide that don’t cramp your toes.

Being Overweight

Being overweight puts more pressure on a person’s feet. It’s not uncommon for someone to start running to lose weight but the amount of mileage they choose can put a lot of extra strain on their muscles and tendons. This is especially true if they aren’t strong to begin with so it could lead to a quick breakdown in the tissue area, causing plantar fasciitis, according to Crossfit Invictus. Before heading to your nearest gym in the Danville area, make sure you have the appropriate shoes and an established exercise plan to enhance your leg strength.

Are You Looking For A More Stable, Long-Term Solution?

The Shoe Doctor has been providing custom orthotics for 20 years for the sole purpose (no pun intended!) of bringing you back to your better days, the days where you walked without having pain. We do this by applying our many years of work into educating you towards better habits, creating a 3D map of your feet, and creating custom computer generated orthotics for your shoes. Custom computer generated orthotics create a longer lasting solution than over-the-counter orthotics because they are shaped purposely to your feet. Over the counter Orthotics only address one of your three arches of your feet. Leaving the other two arches unsupported. I have found to truly walk without pain and keep the plantar fasciitis coming back all three arches need to be fully supported. If you want the best, and you live anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Shoe Doctor is the best place to go (driving directions here)! We’re here to assist, give us a call (925) 820-0220 for your free consultation. And remember, “Foot Pain Isn’t Normal!”

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  2. The Style Shoes: https://www.thestyleshoes.com/what-causes-plantar-fasciitis/
  3. Nuno Costa, Crossfit Invictus: http://www.crossfitinvictus.com/blog/causes-plantar-fasciitis-get-rid/
  4. Health Remedies: http://www.healthandremedies.org/5-steps-relieving-plantar-fasciitis-pain/
  5. Fox8: http://myfox8.com/2017/06/07/orthotics-what-are-they-and-how-do-they-work/
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