Well today we’re talking about problems that can arise if you don’t take proper care your feet. One of those painful issues is plantar fasciitis. Here to tell us what that is and what causes it is Tara Lee from Good Feet. Hey, Casey. Welcome to the show. Thank you. It’s good to have you back. And of course we’re talking up plantar fasciitis and you said this is the number one problem you see from folks in your store. It is and it can be debilitating for a lot of customers. So tell us what exactly it is.
Well, plantar is the bottom of the foot. Fasciitis is the inflammation of the ligament here. Now the fascia inserts at the heel bone and runs all the way to the toes here. From the ball of the toes. It can get stretched out, it can get inflamed. It kind of acts as a bow, so it continues to get stretching or tearing, it can rip the little fibers in the ligament. So, you said it can feel like a stabbing of a knife In the heel, yes. And all the way through the foot, in some cases.
So what causes it Well if you wear flip flops, you’re grabbing with your toes that can pull on the fascia. Anybody that stands on their feet for their occupation. Whether it’s nurses, teachers factory workers who work not wearing the proper shoe. Any sudden increase in physical activity that can cause plantar fasciitis. Obesity, where your flattening your foot and stretching that tendon. that’s not a good thing for customers. Really anything they causes that overstretching. Yes the stretching, pulling and tearing. So, of course pain, but what are the other symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
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When you wake up in the morning and put your heels down.It’s like you’re grabbing it and everything to get goin’. That can be very debilitating for customers. Once you get going a lot of times that pain will subside in the feet. There are times when for customers it’ll go through the day, all day long and have that stabbing pain in the heel. Okay, but Good Feet, your store can actually have something that helps people who aren’t dealing with plantar fasciitis. What do you have What helps them The arch supports here.
Unlike other supports, our support to support all four or the arches. We’re supporting the inner, outer, longitudinal arch of the foot. This is going to stabilize the foot, so it’s gonna kinda keep the motion or minimize the motion. The metatarsal rise here’s gonna take pressure off the toes and the ball of the foot. It’s going you let the toes lie in their natural exposition, so that’s gonna stop the stretching on the fascia. The transverse arch here we’ll take the pressure off that heel. So, combination the support, all four arches have been supported.
It’s going to feel like a golf ball under the middle the ligament here, which is going to relieve it and stop the tearing and the stretching of the foot. Unlike shots of cortisone, ibuprofen, and other overthecounter inserts. Okay, this is probably the most intense arch you have It is the exerciser. But, you have some other ones that are a bit lighter. These are a little bit different. They’re all going to hit different areas of the feet. Some allow the foot to rest and relax. With these here the exercisers its going to reshape the foot.
So, you’re getting a workout wearing the support. This is going to hit you further back int he heel, more to the inside arch and then the relaxer will allow the feet to rest and relax. and by doing all three of these arch supports, you can put them in just about any shoe that you wear. So, if you do wear flip flops its gonna stop the plantar fasciitis as well. You can fit them in flip flops Yes, any shoe. Just about any shoe you wear. Now, who’s the most common person to get.
Plantar fasciitis Mostly women or anybody between 40 to 60 years of age. Of course they can come in and get a fitting to see if they need help. Thank you so much, Tara, as always. Sure. Good Feet has two convenient locations. One in Nashville that’s at 27 White Bridge Road give them a call it 615 353 7200. You can also look for them in Murfreesboro. That’s at 833 North Thompson Lane the number there 615 217 7100. You can also find more info on their website that’s Good Feet Nashville.