Frequently Asked Questions
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the ligament connecting your heel to the front of your foot, called the plantar fascia. It can be caused by factors such as by strenuous exercise, overuse, poor foot mechanics or wearing shoes without proper arch support.
With this in mind, the best insoles for plantar fasciitis focus on arch support to gently align your foot and reduce the load on the plantar fascia.
Because plantar fasciitis is specifically caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament, it’s important to choose insoles that focus on arch support – this reduces the load on the plantar area of the foot and allows the ligament to heal.
Shock absorption helps to soften and disperse the amount of energy that enters your foot with each step or jump. This helps ‘spread the load’ across your entire foot and reduces strain on your plantar fascia ligament.
Plantar fasciitis insoles should be firm enough to provide adequate arch support, while still being flexible enough to mould to the shape of the foot and allow for comfortable mobility.
Most plantar fasciitis insoles can fit into shoes such as trainers, sneakers, dress shoes and loafers.
Lightfeet’s plantar fasciitis insoles come in two styles to fit different types of shoes:
Lightfeet’s arch support insoles have been specifically engineered by Australian podiatrists to provide pain relief and help prevent plantar fasciitis.
But will they work? The short answer is yes: studies have shown that mechanical treatment such as orthopaedic insoles can be beneficial in relieving symptoms related to plantar fasciitis.
Browse Lightfeet’s full range of orthotic insoles for men and women.