Hey guys ! William Ben here. So, in this articles we’re going to go over. How to select an insole an orthotic for your shoes ?
Symptoms and causes of having Plantar Fasciitis ?
If you have heel pain. There’s a good chance that you’re going to have to change your footwear and in my other articles. We talked about how to select an orthotic ? They will also support your foot. So, I’m kind of against wearing insoles in support of shoes. Because they’re kind of a root cause of plantar fasciitis.
They make the feet weak and then it forces the bones of the foot into a position that favors excessive pronation excessive pronation will cause excessive tensional stress on the plantar fascia. If it can’t keep up with that constant repetitive stress then it will break down. It will become degenerative and that’s plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciitis is some call it. So, if you have plantar fasciitis ?
You’re going to have to wear an orthotic some people can get around it some doctors say no? If you fix all the root causes it will go away on its own ? That is true ,but I’m telling you : I had a severe heel pain and there’s no way that. I could have walked without an insole or an orthotic. So, it’s nearly required if you have severe plantar fasciitis so what an orthotic does is you ?
Simply put inside of your shoe and then it will be forced up against the back of the shoe as you can see inside of there and it will force the bones of the feet into a position that does not favor excessive pronation. That’s really good but keep in mind that your shoe needs to be able to have enough room to have an orthotic inside and so a lot of these shoes.
You’re going to have to remove the little insole that comes with it and then most orthotics come with like a cover or something and then you add on to the insole and then you fit it inside instead of the one that came with the shoe. So this one fits perfectly inside like that and that’s pretty good. But, some shoes have a built in this thing so if this thing is in your shoe.
You can’t take it out and there’s not much room for you to put an orthotic. In you’re going to have to find another shoe another thing to note think about is that when you stick an orthotic. In there it takes up so much room that sometimes. It can obstruct how your toes move? So, if it’s curling up on the sides. You’re going to have to trim it if curling up in the front of the Schulich up this way.
You’re going to have to trim the excess. So, you’re going to have to trim across the top like that and you it’s so important to have an orthotic that fits your shoe and also your foot another thing to consider is that each orthotic. Will have different arch heights ? So this is a very low arch height. Because I have low arched feet I do not have collapsed arches. But it’s a low enough arch that I’m going to have a lower a low arch height orthotic.
How to choose the Best Insole for Pain Relief ?
If you have a high arch height. You’re going to have to get a higher arch height and check out my website on all the different orthotics and you need to choose the best arch support for plantar fasciitis. I have four different arch heights. It’s very important that you select the right kind. Because you can’t just simply walk into a store and try some random orthotic. If it does help you that’s awesome, but most of them at the store. Will not help you a lot of them have gel cushioning like excessive amounts of foam and stuff ?
What you need an orthotic is it to be rock solid ? So, this is a good example of a good orthotic. It is very solid you cannot bend it. You can’t twist it. It is very sturdy a lot of them on the market are like this super flimsy and they have some gel thing is the arch support and they say oh the gel it distributes forces… That’s ridiculous you do not need gel and orthotic. An orthotic is made to reduce movement in the foot.
How you do that is with the hard orthotic another thing to keep in mind is ? If you have a really nice solid orthotic. But your shoes are excessively cushioned. You’re still going to run into problems. So let’s say you use one of these these are great and then you stick it inside of a shoe that has a lot of cushion and it’s very tall and it’s unstable and your ankles are still collapsing.
You’re still going to have excessive pronation and that’s not good so you need a shoe. That’s also very stable wide on anything. That’s all my webs is great for putting an orthotic in every single shoe. That’s on my list is approved for having enough room so that your feet and never thought it can work together so some orthotics come with a cover like this one, but some do not and they’re considered heel cups heel cups work alright.
But you’re going to have to find a way to mount it inside of your shoes and so what I usually used to do is ? I would find mounting tape 3m stuff and you put it inside the bottom of your shoe on the heel and just right there usually the front of it stays down. But in the back that’s where it usually floats around.
So if you mount it with that tape. It will not move and that’s really good if you have severe heel pain. You’re going to probably want to try on the most highest arch height which gives the most support enough and at first, that will feel good but over time. That’s not ideal you want to find an arch height orthotic. That fits your feet as much as possible you do not want to put a huge orthotic in there and just think.
Oh wow, this feels better. Because it will feel better for the first 30 seconds, but over time. It’s going to actually cause more pain. Because if you hold those bones into a static position and they cannot move and distribute forces throughout the tissues and up the leg, then you’re going to have other problems. So you may start to develop knee pain or something else elsewhere and that is not fun another thing to think about with orthotics and plantar fasciitis is that ?
A lot of people are recommended by their petrest a custom orthotic right and these can range from 500 to 600 dollars usually and I’m just going to say right now. That’s silly you do not need to buy a custom orthotic. If you’re just a random person with weak feet that is experiencing heel pain. If you have some weird congenital defect or biomechanical abnormality in your foot and it’s causing some weird some weird movement patterns in your feet yes you need a custom orthotic that can correct those problems.
But, if you’re just an everyday average person that has heel pain. Because their feet are weak from wearing shoes, which is the number one root cause or a sedentary lifestyle. You do not need to spend $600 on orthotics. I personally think that. That’s a ripoff and that’s mean and you’re probably better off just finding some solid orthotic at the store. So the highest quality orthotics that I recommend which you can order online is tread labs tread Labs.
Is a solid orthotic ? It’s the same materials as a custom orthotic, but a custom orthotic is for congenital defects. So, that’s going to have to do with giving somebody an analysis and figuring out where they need support and doing an x-ray and figuring out their bone configuration for these. If you have basic plantar fasciitis like I said you only need a basic arch support and then a nice little heel cup just enough to reduce movement.
So you have less pain with your plantar fasciitis this insult also comes with different thicknesses of padding in different lengths. They have a 3/4 length orthotic as well so check out my website to see the tread labs insole and figure out which one works for you. Also, if you’re on a budget ? I recommend super feet do not have the same amount of support and not the same quality of materials.
It’s very cheap china-made materials and they only last for so long. I usually can pull a year with them, but if you want something that lasts a long time. Shred labs is going to be better, but like I said insoles are orthotics cause the development of plantar fasciitis and so what you want to do is slowly over time develop less and less arch support in less and less supportive shoes.
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Until your feet get strong enough. So they can support themselves so that plantar fasciitis will not develop but if you have severe plantar fasciitis. You need to wear a supportive orthotic no matter what with the supportive motion control shoe. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section below and check out the link in this aritcles to figure out. What your orthotic will work best for you ? Thank you so much for reading articles and talk to you later bye.