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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Guide:

Causes, Treatments & How To Make It Stop Hurting


Overview of plantar fasciitis.

The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.

Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis: The Quickest Path to Relief & Healing

The most effective pain relief and treatment for plantar fasciitis is orthotics.

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing particular motions that take place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

They can help to spread and absorb shock (from planting your foot) and ease pressure on your heel. Orthotics realign the bones in your feet and help control abnormal biomechanics of the foot providing correction and comfort with every step.

Need a quick answer about Plantar Fasciitis?

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  • How do you get plantar fasciitis?

    Over stretching of the plantar fascia ligament causes heel pain. Excessive running (sports, jogging), standing for extended periods of time, weight gain (including later stages of pregnancy), aging ligaments and muscles, low arches (flat feet), over pronation, and footwear with no support are some of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis.

  • Is plantar fasciitis serious?

    The condition causes inflammation of the tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. And it hurts. It is never a good idea to ignore pain. Find out what is causing it and seek treatment (and relief) right away.

  • Can Plantar fasciitis go away on its own?

    The pain of plantar fasciitis may be severe enough that it affects your daily pursuits. While milder cases can resolve, with rest, it can take up to a year to go away without treatment and may return if preventative measures are not in place.

  • How do you get rid of plantar fasciitis?

    See your doctor. He or she will recommend solutions that could include massage, rest, pain management, ice, stretches, taping, and orthotics. Your doctor may recommend chiropractic treatments to both heal the current condition and prevent it from returning.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis

Over stretching of the plantar fascia ligament causes heel pain. Excessive running (sports, jogging), standing for extended periods of time, weight gain (including later stages of pregnancy), aging ligaments and muscles, low arches (flat feet), over pronation, and footwear with no support are some of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis.

The Treatment: Making Plantar Fasciitis Go Away

Inflammation from plantar fasciitis causes severe pain on the bottom of your foot or heel that is worse when you walk or stand, especially when you first wake or after sitting for a long time. A holistic approach to treatment includes massage, physical therapy, chiropractic alignment, and orthotics. Acupuncture can help alleviate pain and enhance healing.

Resources for Plantar Fasciitis Exercise, Stretching & Massage


We Can Help.

Moss Healthcare offers a variety of holistic health care options for your family so they can enjoy optimal good health and well being throughout their lives.

Part of our comprehensive approach to health care includes custom foot orthotics, which treat and alleviate a range of problems caused by poor foot mechanics or biochemical gait abnormalities.

Custom foot orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole and are made from precise imprints of your feet. They can help to spread and absorb shock (from planting your foot) and ease pressure on your heel. Orthotics realigns the bones in your feet and help control abnormal biomechanics of the foot providing correction and comfort with every step.

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