Prevention is better than cure. More often than not, it’s not until we experience pain before we decide to take action. It is much better to take the necessary steps to avoid painful conditions developing in the first place. By wearing insoles daily and supporting your body from the ground up, you are giving your muscles and joints the best possible protection against shock and impact experienced during normal everyday activity. Insoles can also assist relieve existing conditions by providing comfort, support and alignment.
The most common cause of heel pain in Australia is plantar fasciitis (say PLAN-tar fashy-EYE-tuss). It all comes down to the ligament that runs from your heel bone and along the sole of your foot to support your arch. While the plantar fascia ligament is very strong, it is still a ligament like any other and over-straining can make it: