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Types of Custom Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. This pain is often most severe in the morning or after periods of rest. Choosing the right custom orthotic, either hard or soft, is important for effective treatment. Hard orthotics, typically made from materials like carbon fiber or plastic, provide firm support and stability. They help to correct abnormal foot mechanics and maintain proper alignment, reducing strain on the plantar fascia. These are particularly beneficial for individuals with significant biomechanical issues. Soft orthotics, made from cushioned materials like EVA foam or gel, offer greater shock absorption and comfort. They are ideal for individuals who need additional cushioning and pressure relief, particularly if they have a sensitive or painful heel. Both types of orthotics can help alleviate the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but the choice depends on individual needs and the severity of the condition. If you have persistent pain from plantar fasciitis, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to determine which type of custom orthotic will provide the most benefit for your specific case.

If you’re experiencing foot discomfort, have a history of foot and ankle injuries, or are interested in exploring Custom orthotics, don’t hesitate to contact one of our podiatrists at Bruening Foot & Ankle. Our doctors is dedicated to offering the care required to help you remain pain-free and stay on your feet. 

What are Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics refer to custom inserts designed for placement in different shoe types, including athletic and formal footwear, with the purpose of alleviating a spectrum of foot-related problems such as flat feet, heel pain, and overall foot discomfort. These inserts are instrumental in providing relief and comfort for a diverse range of foot conditions, including heel pain, and can also act as a proactive approach to injury prevention. 

Medical Grade Shoe Inserts: 

A diverse array of shoe inserts is available for addressing foot pain, heel discomfort, and minor issues. For instance, you can place arch supports in your shoes to rectify overarched or flat feet, and gel and cushioned insoles are frequently chosen for the comfort and relief they provide from foot and heel pain by reducing pressure. 

If you have any questions please contact our offices located in Covina and Alta Loma, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.



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