What Are Good Insoles For Plantar Fasciitis?

What Are Good Insoles For Plantar Fasciitis?insoles for plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition, but it is also very painful and can become a huge distraction in your everyday life. The condition is most usually caused by a lack of, or the wrong type of, cushioning and support to the foot. This then causes an inflammation of parts of the foot, most commonly found in the heel. A common misunderstanding about plantar fasciitis is the fact that the most pain is experienced when you actually stop walking, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to provide the right support for your feet when you are up and about, in fact this is absolutely critical.

To understand what are good insoles for plantar fasciitis, we need to understand how the condition occurs and what it can effect. There are many daily activities we undertake and these can all contribute to experiencing plantar fasciitis. And naturally there are different types of orthotic insoles that can more directly target these painful areas and provide the right kind of comfort and support, depending on what activity you are undertaking.

Identifying your daily activities

So you may need an insole for your everyday working life. This may involve a lot of sitting or standing around, and only a moderate amount of walking. But if you are suffering from plantar fasciitis this can still be a cause of much discomfort at the end of the day. You may undertake a lot of walking in your daily life, such as walking to work, dog walking or being part of a rambling or hill walking group.

Other popular activities include running or high intensity and high impact gym work. There are different types of insoles designed for these activities, as well as for simple dress shoes for an evening out or more basic insoles for people who are on a tight budget. Choosing the right product for you is very important and so you should seek medical and professional advice where this is possible.

What to look for in an insole to treat plantar fasciitis

When choosing the best insoles for plantar fasciitis, you should consider the following factors when looking at the design features of the insole:

  • You need an insole which aligns the foot to support your foot’s natural structure and position
  • You need to support the arch to eliminate pain, this means bridging the gap the arch creates or raising the arch to its natural position
  • You need to cushion the heel cup
  • The insole can be full length or ¾ length depending on how this affects your comfort, and you should look for an option to trim the insole to fit, to provide better comfort
  • You need an insole that absorbs shock
  • You need an insole that is lightweight and durable and which will retain its shape and provide consistent comfort over the long term

Specialised insoles supplied by OR8 Wellness – such as the Ortho Active insole, the ¾ Comfort insole or the Ortho Slim ¾ insole – will help to prevent pain, relieve pain and prevent a reoccurrence of the pain, while at the same time gradually helping to correct the issue. So take a look at the product range of OR8 Wellness and find the right insole for plantar fasciitis and which suits your lifestyle needs.

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