Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot quite literally, which symptoms such as heel spurs a bony calcium outgrowth along with foot pain it this is a problem that you don't want. Plantar fasciitis occurs when you damage or even just inflame the plantar fascia. It is most common for athletes to get plantar fasciitis due to the increased risk of damage to the plantar fascia from excess running and use of there foot. It is important that when you do run that you stretch properly as all the muscles in your body are connected for example your calf muscles is connected to the plantar fascia so stretching your calf is important.
Not only do athletes suffer from this problem but also people who are overweight or obese the extra weight they carry will mean extra strain on the plantar fascia and arch of your foot. The plantar fascia support the foots arch and just like bridges with weight restrictions to much weight can cause them to collapse.
When ever you walk or even just standing you are putting pressure on the foot and plantar fascia that is why it is important to wear right fitting shoes and insoles to minimize the effects. Shoes that are too tight may cause inflammation due to the rubbing of the shoe on the plantar fascia. Shoes that are too big may also cause excess rubbing on the plantar fascia.
Many shoes just have flat insoles as shoe manufacturers try cut costs of making shoes. But a affordable pair of orthotic insoles can be placed into any of your chosen shoes instead. The orthotic insoles can provide arch support which will help to stop the collapsing of the arch and stop plantar fasciitis along with making walking far more comfortable.
Orthotic insoles can be bought for the sole purpose of sport in the form of sports and running insoles or you can buy some arch support insoles for everyday use. Orthotic insoles help to cushion and absorb harmful shocks from reaching your foot and causing damage. This is crucial if you want to avoid arthritis and other such problems in the future. Orthtoics support your foot and heel in the natural position that the foot should always be in! This is particularly important because over time tissues start to actually weaken due to ageing and thus there is a increased risk of injury this can be increased even more if your feet are always in a unsupported and unnatural position.
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