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Plantar Fasciitis

The I-ROC sole is a revolutionary new outsole which was specifically designed to help people with plantar fasciitis, pain in the knees and lower back. The sole does this by naturally aligning the feet, knees and standing posture of the lower extremities which it achieves due to the sole’s design characteristics.

First we must explain what plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and pronation are:

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common condition of heel pain. This condition occurs when the long fibrous plantar fascia ligament along the bottom of the foot develops tears in the tissue resulting in pain and inflammation. The pain of plantar fasciitis is usually located close to where the fascia attaches to the calcaneous, also known as the heel bone.

Plantar fasciitis causes the inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which runs along the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia ligament is made of fibrous bands of tissue and runs between the heel bone and your toes and stretches with every step. Inflammation develops when tears occur in the tissue.

The most common complaint from plantar fasciitis is a burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the heel of the foot. Most sufferers will be able to feel it in the morning because the fascia ligament tightens up during the night while we sleep, causing pain to diminish. However, when we climb out of bed and place pressure on the ligament, it becomes taut and pain is particularly acute. Pain usually decreases as the tissue warms up, but may easily return again after long periods of standing or weight bearing, physical activity, or after getting up after long periods of lethargy or sitting down.

There are a number of plantar fasciitis causes. The plantar fascia ligament is like a rubber band and loosens and contracts with movement. It also absorbs significant weight and pressure -- therefore, repetitive strenuous physical activity is a major cause.

Another common cause of plantar fasciitis is arthritis. Certain types of arthritis can cause inflammation to develop in tendons, resulting in plantar fasciitis. This cause is particularly common among elderly patients. Diabetes is also a factor that can contribute to further heel pain and damage, particularly among the elderly.

The most common factor that contributes to plantar fasciitis is wearing incorrect shoes. In many cases, shoes either do not fit properly or provide inadequate support or cushioning. While walking or exercising in improper shoes, like most dress and high heeled shoes, weight distribution becomes impaired, and significantly stress can be added to the plantar fascia ligament when not supported adequately.

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