Do you have painful feet? You're not alone - and plantar fasciitis is a really common cause of pain under the heel (calcaneum). This condition affects around one in ten people at some point in their lives. It's also known as 'jogger's heel' - although you don't have to be a runner to develop it. Luckily, it usually gets better in time, but treatment may speed up your recovery. So, what can you do about it? Useful treatment includes rest, good footwear, heel pads, painkillers and exercises. A steroid injection or other treatments may be used in more severe cases.
Footlogics Plantar Fasciitis is a full-length orthotic specifically designed by Australian podiatrists to target Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain and heel spurs. It fits all types of lace-up (or velcro strap) footwear, as well as work boots. This orthotic is also suitable for running shoes, cross-trainers and walking shoes. This insole features a high arch support and a deep stabilising heel cup, as well as a Poron shock pad under the heel. Footlogics Plantar Fasciitis orthotics are made of a firm type of light-weight material that is firm enough to provide proper arch support, yet soft and flexible enough to make it comfortable to wear.
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, you might think perhaps you should rest your feet, but it’s actually better for you to keep on the move. Plantar fasciitis affects the band of tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes, and can cause stabbing pains when walking. A treatment for it is to keep moving, but make sure you don’t overdo it. Keep your mileage and speed down if you begin experiencing pain, and place an ice pack under your foot for 15 minutes after you’ve finished walking. An alternative is to roll a frozen bottle of water under your foot for 10 to 15 minutes instead. Adding support to your foot can also help, so using an insole in your shoe or wrapping your foot with athletic tape is also recommended. To find out more about this, read this guide to Walking With Plantar Fasciitis .