Orthotics & Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciitis

Why consider custom orthotics?  Think about your feet for a second.  No really, just think about them.  Feet are a part of the body that we use every single day.  We walk on them, pound on them, twist and turn and sit on them.  And yet, other than the cute or functional footwear we buy for them, we don’t think too much about them.

That is, until they refuse to let us ignore them because of the pain they cause us.  Plantar Fasciitis is the pain most commonly associated with the arches and heels of the feet.  The plantar fascia is a layer of tissue that runs along the arch of the foot between the forefoot and the heel.  Poor footwear, naturally high or low arches, weight gain, exercise without proper support, and other issues can cause this tissue to shorten and tighten.  Stretching that tissue results in pain through the arch and heel, like when step out of bed barefoot in the morning.

Orthotics for Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciitis

One of the best ways to combat plantar fasciitis is with proper footwear.  That said, even supportive shoes may not be enough if the arches of your feet are low or collapse.  Even if you’re not yet experiencing pain, it’s important to realize that the arches of your feet are the foundation of your body.  When the arches don’t have proper support, the ankles tend to roll, the knees twist and the pelvis tilts.  All of this from those pesky little feet that we neglect.

The best way to manage plantar fasciitis, or to generally provide good support to your feet, is with a custom orthotic.  A custom orthotic provides support to your specific foot and can be moved between different shoes for consistency.

Ordering Orthotics @ Thrive Chiropractic in Minnetonka

We are happy to provide custom orthotics from Sole Supports.  We create custom casts of your feet at our clinic in just a few minutes.  You’ll receive them back in about a week and can fit them to nearly any shoe, cleat, skate or boot.   Give us a call today at 952-746-5612 to schedule a fitting!