Planter Fascittis is one of the most common heel pain conditions. About 10-12% of people will suffer planter fasciitis once in their lives. It results from inflammation of the planter
fascia which is a thick band under the sole running from heel to toes. Planter fascias support the foot arch and absorb shocks during walk or run. Planter Fasciatis can also results from either damage to the planter fascia mechanically or due to overused prolonged walk.
Wearing bad fit footwear, high arched feet, over pronated feet and obesity are common causes.
A sharp heel pain with difficulty or unable to take first step getting up from bed in the morning or after prolonged sitting. Swelling, numbness and radiating pain may also be associated with planter fasciitis.
Insole treatment to help reduce planter fascisits is very tricky and requires full bio mechanical assessment of feet. Any deformation within feet would require a tailor made insole design to correct biomechanical problems.