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X-Line Plantar Fasciitis Insoles

The Condition Specific PF insole is one of very few foot orthotic insoles specifically designed for heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis also known plantarfasciopathy, heel spurs, policeman’s heel, or postman’s heel.

£27.50

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Product Description

  • Plantar fasciitis insole products that incorporate more heel protection features for feet than any other orthotic device available
  • Shock-dot well-positioned to most painful spot on heel
  • Deep heel cup and midfoot cradle to reduce heel pressure
  • Heel raise and heel rocker to reduce stress on the plantar fascia during walking
  • Brush nylon cover for softness

Suitable for:

  • Heel pain that is worse in the morning or rising from rest
  • Heel pain during long periods of exercise and standing
  • Can help relieve other foot and calf symptoms that develop with the plantar fasciitis

Fits the following shoe styles:

  • Any shoe with a removable in-sock/insole
  • Most lace up comfort shoe styles
  • Trainers and walking shoes
  • Avoid very flat shoes

 

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Plantar Fasciitis Insoles

Our orthotic insoles are designed to deliver excellent arch support and relief. 

Perfect for plantar fasciitis

The insole products offer relief from heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis by targeting the mechanical issues in your foot.

Provides comfort

The insole features a soft-top cover to keep feet happy and provide relief and comfort instantly.

Designed to help you move

The 1st metatarsal recess in the insole helps take pressure off of your 1st metatarso-phalangeal joint, allowing smooth movement when stepping.

Orthotic insoles for plantar fasciitis

This orthotic insole is specifically designed for people who have heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. This condition is also known as policeman’s heel or footpostman’s heel or foot, heel spur and clinically as plantar fasciopathy.

Classic symptoms are:

  • Heel pain worse in the morning, rising from sitting. Heel pain during long periods of exercise and standing

The condition is caused by overstrain of an important fibrous band (plantar fascia or plantar aponeurosis) that runs from the heel under the foot and divides into slips running to each toe.

This plantar fascia is used to help the muscles support the arches of the foot especially as the heel is about to lift off the ground. Once irritated it can hurt to put weight on the heel, but usually, the foot pain is worse just as you are about to push off your foot.

To heal up and settle down, the injury needs rest and time, but this is difficult with the foot as we are always putting weight on it, and too much rest can also weaken the foot causing further problems.

Therefore footwear and insoles that reduce strain and foot pain, support the arches,  and exercises that strengthen the foot are usually the best combination. Strapping the foot up for a while can help too.

The Condition Specific Plantar Fasciitis insole is one of very few foot orthotic products specifically designed for heel pain caused by this plantar fasciitis.  It has the following product features:

  • Heel lift, which reduces the strain on the plantar fascia
  • Arch support to take the load and weight from the heel
  • A heel dell and shock dot positioned to take pressure from impact off the most sensitive area of the heel
  • Deep heel cup to hold the soft tissue around the heel keeping the heel fat pad under the heel, preventing it from squeezing sideways
  • Forefoot support to stabilise the foot as the weight load moves from the heel to the forefoot

Suitable shoes/footwear:

  • Deep casual shoes
  • Deep lace-up shoes
  • Trainers (recommended footwear)
  • Hiking boots.
  • Unsuitable for footwear like very flat shoes

What else can I do to help?
Exercises are really important to resolve this condition. See one we have linked to the PF insole.

Also, the Plantar Fasciitis Insole is supplied individually or as part of the HeelFixKit, which is also designed by HealthyStep and has all you need to speed up your foot pain recovery:

  • 14 days supply of heel pain relief tape
  • A foot Therapy ball
  • The PF Insole
  • Advice and Exercise sheet

Sometimes steroid injections can control the pain, but shouldn’t be used on their own but in combination with the right shoes, exercises and insoles.

For more information on heel pain go to:

Taping for heel pain

Tape Packs

Click here for more information on this insole

 

Exercise activities that strengthen the foot can help speed up the recovery process from heel pain and plantar fasciitis. This means the wearer may be able to resume their normal activities far earlier than if you don’t do them. You need to be regular with exercise activities, doing them two or three times daily. Do them first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

Products like our foot therapy balls mobilise the plantar fascia and strengthen the support muscles underneath. Using the therapy band to pull your foot up before you get out of bed often relieves the pain you feel on first loading your heel.

Foot Therapy Ball

Toe Motion Exercise

Eccentric Calf Exercises

Heel Raise

Passive Calf Stretch:
Sit with one leg straight out in front of you. Put a band, towel or belt around your foot. With your foot turned slightly inwards towards the opposite leg, gently pull the band and feel the stretch in your calf. Hold approx 30 secs.
Repeat these activities 4 times before getting out of bed, or standing after rest.

Calf Stretch
Using a wall for support, place a leg with the knee straight behind you and the heel flat on the floor. Roll slightly onto the outside of your foot. With the front leg bent at the knee slowly lean into the wall until a gentle stretch is felt in the calf. Hold the stretch for 60 seconds. Repeat 2 times, 2 or 3 daily. Repeat on the other leg if this feels tight too, or you have heel pain in both heels.

Plantar Fasciitis FAQs

What is plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a special thickening of the deep fascia (strong connective tissue) under the foot that improves foot muscle function, helps shock absorb forces from the body weight passing over the foot and links movements between the toes and heel that can help stiffen the foot.

Plantar fasciitis (also called plantar fasciopathy) is an injury to this fibrous tissues attachment to the heel bone (calcaneus). 

Using specially designed insoles to support the foot and aid muscle function under the foot helps the plantar fascia to repair this attachment point over time.

 Is Plantar Fasciitis related to flat feet?

Plantar fasciitis can affect all foot types from flat feet (pes planus) through to high arch feet (pes cavus) and everything between.

People who overpronate or underpronate are just as likely to develop plantar heel pain. Skinny and overweight people are both affected by plantar fasciitis, but if overweight the heel pain is often more intense and more difficult to resolve.

Long periods of standing at work can also be more problematic.

How long does plantar fasciitis take to heal?

Plantar Fasciitis may take anything between 6-12 months to heal but doing exercise activities along with using plantar fasciitis insoles may significantly speed up this healing.

Some cases can be longer lasting  if not treated early, which is why it is always worth taking action to resolve the problem as soon as you notice plantar heel pain.

What are the main symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Some common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Foot pain specifically at the bottom of the heel, often more towards the inside edge.
  • Pain is more intense after exercising 
  • On-going intermittent heel pain for many months
  • Tension and stiffness in the Achilles tendon
  • Pain that is often worse when body weight is first applied such as in the morning or on rising after sitting for a length of time.

Is plantar fasciitis the same as fallen arches?

Plantar fasciitis is not the same as fallen arches and does not cause arch pain, only heel pain.

Fallen arches are often a result of tendon injuries around the inside of the ankle, or due to weakening of the muscles located under the foot

 

 

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