So what plantar fasciitis is, it’s actually inflammation of this tendon You have five plantar ligaments that run across the bottom of your foot. Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation right in the arch area Heel spurs is really inflammation and tearing away of the plantar tendon at the heel area and they’re very much related. What causes both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis is a flexible shoe because what it allows your foot to do is it allows these tendons to constantly be compromised and be put under pressure when you’re walking or standing.
So, what you need for plantar fasciitis is really a rigid orthotic. So, what ZCoiL shoes do is actually put this very rigid orthotic below those tendons and it doesn’t allow them to turn. If you go to your doctor or chiropractor they’ll often recommend, you know, a built in orthotic system or an orthotic system for your shoe and in many cases it’s custom made and then you take this orthotic and you stick it inside your shoe. Well, there’s no reason to do that in a pair of ZCoiL shoes because it’s already.
Built right into the shoe right here. So, the shoe is really not allowed to twist in this entire area. The only place this shoe can bend is at the ball of the foot. So these shoes are extremely effective for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. In fact, a lot of people who have what we call nonresponsive plantar fasciitis where nothing they do, a custom orthotic or a doctor visit or a coritzon shot, will help ZCoiL shoes actually work for. And the reason they work so well is because not.