Plantar fasciitis happens if the plantar fascia suffers extremely small tears at the insertion either into the heel bone or through its length. Poor biomechanics and presence of various trigger can add force on the plantar fascia at the time when they are walking or running so that when the body weight is shifting from one foot to another that will hold it next, the fascia can be twisted from the heel, which leads to tiny tears.
To help in the healing process and to reduce pain as well, the ideal wear for plantar fasciitis would be an orthotic device. Again, there are special insoles for plantar fasciitis, which will also help to ease the pain and enhance healing process. The main reason why orthotics are recommended is that they loosen during walking as well as running and in that way, a desirable amount of support and pressure is guaranteed for the broken heel.
Still, to reduce pain, you can fit your normal shoes with an appropriate padded shoe insert and you’ll be able to find them in your local drug store. However, I would not recommend using the normal shoe inserts because they’ll offer you nothing more than just extra padding in your shoes. As you know, this is a delicate situation and basic cushioning won’t help in providing enough support for all the affected regions.
When you use the plantar fasciitis insoles, they will help a great deal in straightening all the misalignment in your foot and in that way, it not only reduce the pain but also improve the posture problems that has lead to the plantar fasciitis. Many patients have confirmed that when they wear plantar fasciitis orthotics, their feet become more flexible and the pain greatly reduces when they’re walking, running, or engaging in any movement activity and eventually they become free from pain.
Instead of buying multiple pairs of shoes, insoles or orthotics are the most cost effective treatment because you can take out one set of insole and fix it in another set.
It’s important that the problem is diagnosed as early as possible so that treatment is administered at an early stage. Delayed or inadequate treatment of the plantar fasciitis makes it take more than 18 months before healing. Whether the diagnosis is done earlier or delayed, the most important thing is to stick to a proper treatment plan and after sometimes, it will heal completely.