How to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

How to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

Gaitline is designed to reduce plantar fasciitis (pain in the heel and middle of the foot). Here you can read more about the causes of plantar fasciitis and how GaitLine shoes can help solve the problem.

When you wear Gaitline shoes, three important things happen: - the heel bone is aligned, - the arch is supported, and - body weight is precisely balanced throughout the foot. This reduces incorrect loads in the plantar fascia (a connective tissue structure under the foot). Thus, the pain associated with your plantar fasciitis is also reduced.

9 out of 10 customers report significant improvement after a short period of use.

"Choosing shoes can be an important factor in the prevention and treatment of plantar fasciitis." - Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis" Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 2018

Why does plantar fasciitis occur?

Is it painful to walk and stand? Do you have pain under your foot when you get up in the morning? It may be plantar fasciitis, an inflammatory condition that occurs in the plantar fascia (connective tissue under the foot) or in the connective tissue's attachment area to the heel bone.

The problem arises as a result of incorrect loading or overloading of the connective tissue.

When you walk, it is the heel that hits the ground first. The heel bone largely determines how the body weight is balanced through the foot forward towards the toes. The fact is that many people have heel bones that roll too far inward. This causes excessive inward rolling of the entire foot (overpronation), which in turn leads to incorrect loads on the plantar connective tissue and can cause pain under the foot.

If you walk a lot on hard surfaces and/or wear the wrong shoes, the risk of inward rolling of the heel bone and overpronation is increased. This increases the chance of incorrect loading of the plantar fascia and the likelihood of experiencing plantar fasciitis.

Why does Gaitline help get rid of plantar fasciitis?

There are three factors in GaitLine shoe's sole construction that help prevent the development of plantar fasciitis:

The sole balances the heel bone when the heel encounters pressure from the surface.

The sole ensures that the arch of the foot maintains its natural shape.

The sole distributes body weight in a favorable way throughout the entire foot. This reduces incorrect loads when you stand and walk.


Shoes for plantar fasciitis

If you have developed plantar fasciitis, you should consider the shoes you use in your daily life. Shoes can reduce plantar pain, but they can also make it worse.

Many soft running shoes can feel very comfortable at the time of purchase. However, the soft sole material tends to wear out quickly, and the sole changes shape. The "worn" sole can result in the foot being guided into incorrect positions, which provokes the foot's construction. Plantar fasciitis is a widespread consequence of such misalignments.

You should therefore use shoes with a firmer sole material that is capable of providing adequate support to the foot when you stand and walk. GaitLine sole's construction and choice of materials are designed for this purpose.

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