Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition which affects many of us to a greater or lesser extent at some point in our lives, but what is it?... and how do we treat plantar fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a thick band like structure which runs from the inside of your heel under your arch and then branches out to the balls of your feet. Ordinarily, the plantar fascia supports the structure of your foot and helps it to function smoothly. The problem is, sometimes we put it under too much strain! Things like weight gain, sudden increase in exercise, poor footwear or basically anything which causes the plantar fascia to undergo more stress can lead to pain and inflammation.

How to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis?

Wearing good supportive footwear is the easiest way to prevent conditions like plantar fasciitis. Our Biomechanical Footbed Technology is specifically designed to support your feet and reduce excess strain on the plantar fascia. Check out our best-selling footwear for plantar fasciitis:

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How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

If you already suffer from plantar fasciitis, supportive footwear is still very important but you might also want to try calf stretches, deep tissue massage and cold therapy:

Calf stretches: Find a book, (or a piece of wood, or even a step) and place both forefeet on the edge of the book lowering heels off the back until you feel a pulling down the back of your calves. If it is painful, use a thinner book and if you can’t feel anything, use a thicker book. Hold the stretch for about 2 minutes and don’t bounce.

Deep tissue massage: Use a golf or tennis ball & roll it under your arch & foot once a day for about 5 minutes.

Cold Therapy: Keep a small bottle of water in the fridge or freezer & roll the bottom of your foot over it to ease that aching pain.