Shoe Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis: How to Select the Best

Posted on November 30, 2015 by ryozwiak There have been 0 comments

Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause for foot pain. The plantar fascia, is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. When this tissue has too much tension on it, small tears in the fascia will happen. Inflammation from repetitive stretching and tearing can occur creating a stabbing pain in the heel. Causes for plantar fasciitis can be; thinly soled shoes, high heels, too much body weight and overexertion of the plantar fascia from activity (running). Age and family history of diabetes and arthritis are also possibilities for plantar fasciitis.

Shoe Insoles for Plantar FasciitisIf you believe you may suffer from plantar fasciitis, see your doctor or podiatrist first. Only a medically-trained professional can effectively evaluate and confirm a diagnosis for plantar fasciitis.

Choosing the Best Shoe Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

Inflammation from plantar fasciitis can make even the easiest walk a painful activity. The common area for pain will be at the bottom of the feet from the heel to the ball of the foot where the plantar fascia is located. You may experience a stabbing pain at the heel as well as achiness at the arch and ball of the foot. There are many causes for plantar fasciitis such as genetics, overweight, bad-fitting shoes and just plain aging. Plantar fasciitis is common among runners as well.

If you suspect you have plantar fasciitis, visit your doctor first. Only a medically licensed professional can accurately diagnose and prescribe how to treat plantar fasciitis. Then go to the RXSorbo blog for details about comfortable shoe insoles and orthotics that support the plantar fascia. Information about choosing the right foot insert for your feet is available on the RXSorbo site.

Steps to Selecting Shoe Insoles

  1. Visit our website at
  2. Click on the "insoles" tab at the top of the page.
  3. Choose a category / activity that best describes your day-to-day activities, especially if you think those are irritating your condition.
  4. Order your insoles, and give them a test.

More Information about Plantar Fasciitis

According to the University of Health Services, Berkeley:

Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick fibrous band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of the foot. The tissue connects the heel to the base of the toes. Under normal circumstances, the plantar fascia acts as a shock-absorbing “bowstring” within the arch of the foot. If tension on this “bowstring” becomes too great, irritation or inflammation can occur causing pain. Chronic inflammation may eventually cause a heel spur that is visible on X-ray.

Over-the-Counter Arch Supports:

Arch supports help to correct poor biomechanics and absorb shock as you walk or run, thus easing the stress on the plantar fascia.

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