Friday, August 6, 2010

Spenco Insoles For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a very painful swelling in the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. The condition results from a strain or tear of the plantar fascia tendon. This tendon runs along the length of the foot from the heel to the toes. Pain is usually felt in the heel area, feeling like a bone spur, and is worse in the morning or after exertion such as walking for long periods.
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by several factors but the most frequent factor is incorrect functioning of the foot arch resulting from over-pronation or over-supination. Pronation, an inward turning of the foot at the ankle causes an imbalance in the feet. This imbalance results in undue strain on the ankles, knees, hips, back and of course, the feet.
Treatment includes rest, ice packs and mild medication such as ibuprofen to reduce swelling and inflammation, refrain from activities that can cause strain on the plantar fascia tendon and correcting the foot imbalance by properly supporting the arch to prevent over-pronation.
Several brands of good quality Orthotic Arch Supports are available at a reasonable price. However, in selecting the Orthotic, look for key factors including, manufacturer’s reputation, type and length of guarantee, where and who designed the Insole, the number of products offered under the same brand to allow for selection of the exact product for your exact need, and quality/durability of the Orthotic Arch Support Insoles.
Spenco Medical offers a large selection of products to choose from. All Spenco Insoles carry a one year unconditional guarantee and are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Additionally, Spenco Orthotic Insoles are all clinically designed and recommended by Podiatrist and foot care specialists more than any other brand.
The Orthotic Arch Supports are offered in full and 3/4 length with a firm arch support in a regular thickness and Thinsole Orthotic. They also offer a soft arch support with the Arch Cushion Insoles that are also offered in full and 3/4 length. The primary difference between the full and 3/4 length is that the 3/4 allows more toe room.
Both the regular Orthotic Arch Supports and Thinsoles Orthotic Arch Supports are made from high quality materials that were created to support and cushion the foot, plus provide the stability to hold the foot in the proper position. These work best in shoes with removable liners. The regular orthotic supports are made to be worn with athletic and casual wear shoes, while the thin orthotics are designed to be worn with dress, narrow or tight fitting shoes.
Spenco Orthotic Arch Support Insoles are proven to offer prevention and relief for Plantars Fasciitis. Why wait any longer for relief? Begin a treatment routine as outlined above and try a pair of Spenco Orthotic Arch Support Insoles. Feel the difference today!

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