Do you have inflammation or a burning sensation in the heel of your foot? Is it constant or does it come and go? Is it worse in the morning when you first rise? Does the degree of discomfort lessen after you have been up and around for a while?
If you answered yes to the these questions, you are probably suffering from a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis.
The Plantar Fascia is a band of tissue that runs from the heel to the forefoot along the bottom of the foot. When this tissue is stretched, it can tear away from the heel. This is usually due to a flattening of the arch that is caused by excessive pronation.
Over-pronation is an inward rolling of the foot at the ankle. This causes the outside of the heel to strike first when walking or running. Another symptom is that three is little to no arch - that is, it is flat.
Mild arch pain is easily treated. Avoid wearing high heels or shoes that do not provide a stable support for the heel, arch and forefoot. Correct over-pronation by providing arch support and cushioning to absorb shock.
Orthotic Arch Support Insoles help to correct over-pronation and will prevent or treat heel pain. By supporting the arch, balance, stability and alignment can be restored and maintained.
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