Plantar fasciitis is a very common health condition which occurs as a result of normal day-to-day activity in many cases. Just walking or standing for long periods of time on hard floors, as many people do when they are at work, is sufficient to cause a very painful problem over time due to the limits that most shoes put on our natural movement. Feet are designed to bend as we walk to absorb the pressure and distribute it evenly, but most shoes aren’t flexible enough to do this and force most of us to adopt a more flat-footed walk. This stretches the plantar fascia, the part which runs across the length of the foot. As it gradually wears out it loses its elasticity and becomes inflamed, which can result in severe pain in the heel or elsewhere in the foot.
For some people this can get bad enough to stop them walking, despite the fact that simple solutions such as specially designed plantar fasciitis insoles are available, perhaps because in the UK the benefits and details of liquid orthotic insoles are not widely understood. Sole-Mates insoles are particularly effective for treating this condition and a large proportion of our customers rate ours as the best insoles for plantar fasciitis, thanks to the unique relief offered by the liquid-filled design.
Other types of removable insoles for shoes can offer some benefits and relieve some of the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Inserts made of foam or solid gel-like materials can offer some shock absorption which helps the impact of walking or standing on hard, flat surfaces to be spread more evenly, rather than putting more pressure on the heel as is often the cause of painful inflammation. However, Sole-Mates liquid-filled inserts provide much more effective relief compared to prefabricated orthotic insoles due to the adaptive shape of the liquid. They move and change shape as you take each step to support the arch of the foot and preserve the natural flexibility of the plantar fascia. This is how they’re able to offer instant relief from pain in the heel and the rest of the foot, while also offering a long term solution to the most common contributing factor.
Orthotic insoles can often take some time to get used to, and you also need to ensure they’re correctly sized and fitted to give you the maximum benefit, but all this is taken into account with the design of Sole-Mates and couldn’t be more straightforward. We’re confident that these really are the best insoles for plantar fasciitis and highly recommend you try them for yourself rather than continue living with painful symptoms. You can take advantage of our money back guarantee offer too, so if you find it’s impossible for you to get used to the insoles we’ll be happy to refund you – please see our shop page for more details.