Shoes Designed to help Plantar Fasciitis
The most common cause of arch and heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the Plantar Fascia – the fibrous band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. Someone with arch pain usually has inflammation of the tissues within the mid-foot. The Plantar Fascia plays an important role in proper foot mechanics and transfer of weight from the heel to the toes. When inflamed, even simple movements can be quite painful.
Plantar fasciitis can develop when your feet roll in too far as you take each step. This rolling in, known as over-pronation, can happen for many reasons. It can be due to excessive weight gain, pregnancy, quickly increasing physical activity, tight calf muscles, poor biomechanics or merely wearing unsupportive footwear.
SoftScience footwear provide a powerful combination of support and cushioning to help provide relief to arch pain, as well as many other foot and lower body ailments. Additionally, realignment of the feet and ankles also helps to improve your body posture and can assist with the treatment of knee and lower back pain.
SoftScience shoes help to prevent over-pronation and support the arches. Our footwear with our contoured footbed is designed to evenly distribute the body’s weight which helps release the tension on the Plantar Fascia, thereby treating the cause of Plantar Fasciitis and arch pain. At the same time, our level platform helps stretch the achilles tendon, calf muscles and hamstrings helping with flexibility. The hamstrings, calf muscles, Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fascia all work together during gait, so tightness in one area often causes problems in another area. Lastly, our footwear provides a generous fit that allows the foot and toes to spread out and relax naturally.