What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition which can cause heel pain. It happens when the strong band of tissue on the sole of your foot (fascia) becomes irritated, after repetitive use or due to poor foot posture. Most commonly it occurs in one foot but is possible to have it in both feet at the same time.
What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
There is usually a gradual onset of pain, in a small amount of people there can be sudden damage to the fascia during physical activity.
The main symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
- Pain or tenderness in the heel or arch of the foot
- Pain with initial steps in the morning or after a period of rest
- Walking short distances may improve pain but longer distances may increase the symptoms again
- Pain with sudden stretching of the sole of the foot. This could include going up on your toes or upstairs
- Pain with prolonged standing or when wearing flat or unsupportive footwear
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Often there may be no obvious cause for the symptoms. However, certain risk factors can are associated such as:
- Many sports which require shock absorption from the foot i.e. running, badminton, boxing, walking, athletics, etc.
- Overtraining or increasing the intensity of training suddenly
- Heavier people may put excessive strain on the plantar fascia
- Inappropriate footwear i.e. flat shoes, shoes without a fastening (laces, Velcro)
- Tight calves
How do I prevent and cure plantar fasciitis?
Enertor insoles absorb up to 44% of the impact on every step you take and will outlast 3 pairs of trainers resulting in a great investment for your feet and overall happiness!
Other ways to prevent and cure Plantar Fasciitis:
- Changing footwear - switching to shoes with laces or a Velcro fastening help to support and hold the foot better
- Shoes with a small heel can take the strain away from the plantar fascia
- If you do experience Plantar Fasciitis, get some ice on it as soon as you feel any pain
- Use a foam roller or rolling pin under the heel and along the sole of the foot to release and warm up the fascia (especially before putting your foot down first thing in the morning)
- If your pain persists, it is essential to see a medical professional asap
- Top tip: freeze a 500ml plastic bottle of water, and gently roll your foot over it - this will help to reduce the swelling in the plantar ligament and help relieve the strain
How Enertor insoles reduce pain & injury in 91% of people suffering from plantar fasciitis
- Independent studies have proven that Enertor insoles can reduce pain in 91% of all Plantar Fasciitis cases
- Enertor’s unique shock-absorption technology reduces the ground force impact on your plantar fascia ligament by over 44% every step of your day
- We offer a 30 day no quibble money back guarantee
- Take a look at our Egg Test video – demonstrating how Enertor insoles cushion an egg being dropped from 0.5m!
Which insole is right for me?
Enertor® Performance (Arch Support) Insoles
Insoles have a curved arch and supportive heel.
- Flat and high arch feet
- Normal foot with pain for more than 6 months
- Shoe type – sports/hiking/boots
Enertor® Comfort (Flat Profile) Insole Insoles
Insoles have a neutral feel and are very slightly raised at the heel.
- Normal feet with pain for less than 6 months
- High arch feet
- Shoe type - all
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