Plantar Fasciitis: Experiencing A Shooting Pain In The Heel?

Are you experiencing a shooting pain in the heel area? Is this pain intense in the morning when you first rise? Does the pain seem to increase as the day goes on?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions

, you may have a problem with a band of tissues that run along the length of the bottom of your foot from the heel to the ball of the foot. This band of tissues is known as fibrous plantar aponeurosis and the pain is from a disorder known as Plantar Fasciitis.

When this band of tissue is stressed, it can stretch and become inflamed. If ignored, the condition worsens and the pain and the possibility of swelling (edema) will continue with intensity. Walking barefoot, or in shoes that fit poorly or flimsy flip-flops, is inviting foot problems.

Plantar Fasciitis can be prevented and or treated with the correct alignment of your foot arch which then provides for proper foot arch function. Alignment, balance and stability are essential for foot health -which is essential for our everyday activities. Our feet are the foundation upon which we move about and if this foundation is not anatomically correct, serious problems can develop that often become quite painful.

Proper foot arch function relies on the positioning of your foot as you step. Unfortunately, only 15% of people have what can be termed as neutral arches. Most people have arches that are either too flat or too high. This excess translates more often than not to foot disorders due to improper foot arch function.

Orthotic Arch Support Insoles are designed to provide support for the arch to insure proper foot arch function.

Several quality brands of Orthotics are available at reasonable prices. Most name brand manufacturers offer several styles of shoe arch supports so everyone can find the exact Insole to suit their needs.

If you are experiencing a shooting pain in the heel, you should see a Podiatrist or other foot care specialists. Most likely the doctor will recommend a replacement insole or insert that offers Orthotic Arch Support.

The brands most recommended by Podiatrist is Spenco Orthotic Arch Supports and the Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles have a proven track record of success in preventing and treating foot disorders.

For detailed information on Spenco and Powerstep shoe inserts and other fine quality foot care products, visit, today!

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