A lot of times, othotics are used to treat conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis, if you are unfamiliar with the term, is a condition that affects the arches of the feet. To put it simply, the plantar fascia muscle that runs along the bottom of the foot becomes torn and inflames. This can be very painful and uncomfortable to deal with. The tears can occur from walking on hard surfaces, excessive weight gain, pregnancy, having low or high arches or can even occur after having your feet injured. These are not the only causes of this condition as there is no one cause for the development of Plantar Fasciitis. Orthotics can help heal and correct problems associated with Plantar Fasciitis.
Orthotics, by there very construction, are designed to support weak arches. The support that orthotics offer will prevent the plantar fascia from tearing and becoming inflamed, which then leads to no arch foot pain. Great right? Right! Say goodbye to arch foot pain once your feet get a hold of a good pair of orthotics. Is important to keep in mind though that your feet will need time to adjust to the orthotics. They can be uncomfortable in the beginning, kind of like wearing a new pair of shoes the first couple of times. Once your feet get used to the new supports, it is smooth sailing from then on out!