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Plantar Fasciitis and Orthotics

Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury of the plantar fascia, a ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, it produces symptoms such as heel pain, arch pain, and difficulty walking. Orthotics are often prescribed to treat plantar fasciitis. Your chiropodist may suggest heel cups or pads. These are inserts placed directly under the heel to cushion it, absorb shock, and reduce tension on the plantar fascia. You may also be prescribed shoe insoles. These are either half the length of your entire foot or full length and support the arch, correct biomechanical problems, and reduce pressure on the plantar fascia. To learn more about orthotics and see if they may be right for you, please consult with a chiropodist. 


Orthotics are devices that are typically inserted into shoes to treat a variety of foot and ankle problems. If you would like to learn more, please consult with Chiropodist Stephanie Poupore from North Bay Foot & Ankle. Our clinician can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

What Are Orthotics Used For? 

Orthotics are used for the treatment of a variety of foot and ankle problems. These can include biomechanical issues, gait abnormalities, foot pain, injuries, arthritis, deformities, and other medical conditions that affect the lower limbs. Orthotics can be bought in a store or custom-made and prescribed by a chiropodist. 

Types of Orthotics 

  • Rigid - Made from carbon fiber or other hard material and designed to ease foot pain and strain

  • Soft - Made from flexible materials like foam and designed to cushion and support the foot

  • Full shoe inserts

  • Half shoe inserts

  • Heel cups

  • Heel pads

  • Night splints

  • Braces

  • And more


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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