This condition is under diagnosed and overly painful. And it targets everyone, from those who are hard on their feet to professional athletes. We’re talking about plantar fasciitis.
Simply put, plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the tissue in your foot. Toe-curling pain from the condition usually
presents in the heel area and worst first thing in the morning when you get out of bed and take that first step. One common cause are shoes that don’t fit properly. Example: Women are 2.5 times more likely to get plantar fasciitis than men due to wearing high heels.1
The arches in the feet start dropping at around age 5. Shoes are not fitted for each individual. Your feet are not the same, the arches are different heights, yet you are wearing shoes that are built the same. Then the next person who wears the same size buys the same shoes but their arches are not the same as yours and need different support. Walking, running and standing for years with shoes not properly supportive lead to stress on the tissues in your feet.
An estimated 2 million Americans2 are treated for plantar fasciitis every year. What that 2 million number doesn’t consider is the millions of people who suffer in pain every year and have no official diagnosis.
Surgery and injections are often prescribed to treat the pain and inflammation. But we offer a safe, drug-free, non-surgical treatment: Soft tissue techniques, gentle adjustments to the foot and ankle, ultrasound therapy and Foot Levelers custom orthotics.
The adjustments with therapy and soft tissue techniques help optimize motion in the joints, break up the scar tissue and reduce inflammation naturally with no dangerous medications or injections.
The Foot Levelers custom orthotics are custom-made specifically for your feet based off a 3D scan. Foot Levelers custom orthotics help treat plantar fasciitis by:
- Positioning the foot in a proper position for healing
- Supporting all three arches to help distribute pressure on the feet more evenly. (Foot Levelers is the only custom orthotic provider that supports the three arches of the feet.)
- Cushioning and protecting the heel from repeated trauma. In In fact, 9% of running injuries in the United States are due to plantar fasciitis.3
From work boots and dress shoes to cleats and running shoes, Foot Levelers makes custom orthotics for all of your shoe types and activities. And when you are at the beach or on the way to the gym, Foot Levelers also makes custom-flip flops! I wear Foot Levelers in all my shoes, have the flip flops as I am a summer beach bum and they all make a world of a difference not only in my feet but my lower back.
Whether you are a weekend warrior or have children getting ready for spring sports, help them reduce the risk of and prevent pain from plantar fasciitis through Foot Levelers custom orthotics.
We include a complimentary foot scan with all our initial exams. If you would like to learn more about how Foot Levelers custom orthotics help treat plantar fasciitis, please give us a call and schedule an appointment.
Dr. Russell Brokstein, DC
Hometown Family Wellness Center
9 Broadway, Freehold, NJ
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1 – Analysis of Data on the Prevalence and Pharmacologic Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Pain
2 – Tong, K.B., & Furia, J. (2010). Economic burden of plantar fasciitis treatment in the United States. Physical therapy, 8 (4), 11. 2Fasciitis, P. (2005). Plantar fasciitis: diagnosis and therapeutic considerations. Alternative medicine review, 10(2), 83-93.
3 – Fasciitis, P. (2005). Plantar fasciitis: diagnosis and therapeutic considerations. Alternative medicine review, 10(2), 83-93.