Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the strip of tissue that connects the heel to the toes. Symptoms include pain around the heel that is often worse during the morning. Orthotic devices may help alleviate the pain of this condition. Dr. Marc Goldberg, Dr. Adam Lowy, and Dr. Michael Frank are pediatric foot care specialists at Family Foot and Ankle Associates of Maryland in Olney, Camp Springs/Clinton, Silver Spring, and Kensington, MD. They specialize in orthotic devices and can help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis.
What Are Orthotic Devices?
Orthotics are special devices that are worn inside the shoes to adjust the position of the feet and help correct certain foot and heel problems. Orthotics can be purchased from a pharmacy or made be custom made by a podiatrist. They can be used to:
- Correct foot deformities such as flat foot
- Support the foot or ankle so that it functions better
- Help foot or ankle injuries or conditions
- Reduce the risk of foot or ankle injuries
How Orthotics Can Help Plantar Fasciitis
Many patients have found relief from plantar fasciitis using custom orthotics. This is because orthotic insoles can minimize movement of the plantar fascia when you are standing or walking. Furthermore, orthotic devices that have a deep heel cup act as shock absorbers and protect the soft tissue surrounding your heel as well as your heel bone. This reduces the impact on your heel and your foot as a whole.
If you live in Olney, Camp Springs/Clinton, Silver Spring, or Kensington, MD, and would like to learn more about orthotic devices, contact Family Foot and Ankle Associates of Maryland today:
- Olney - (301) 924-5044
- Camp Springs/Clinton - (301) 868-7670
- Silver Spring - (301) 439-0300
- Kensington - (301) 942-8110