Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
Plantar fasciitis typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel. The pain is usually the worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or when you get up after sitting. The pain is usually worse after exercise, not during it.
Your plantar fascia is in the shape of a bowstring, supporting the arch of your foot and absorbing shock when you walk. If tension and stress on this bowstring become too great, small tears can occur in the fascia. Repeated stretching and tearing can irritate or inflame the fascia, although the cause remains unclear in many cases of plantar fasciitis.
You’ve probably often heard to roll a soup can underneath your foot in the morning and at night if you have pain from plantar fasciitis. Wearing iGelSoles all day long is just like rolling your foot on top of that soup can all day. The soup can method massages the bottom of your foot and you move your foot back and forth over the can of soup, increasing circulation, in turn reducing inflammation of that pesky plantar fascia.
Every step that you take while wearing iGelSoles massages the bottom of your foot, increasing circulation. The glycerin in the insole runs from the heel up to the ball of the foot. When you take a step your weight is first on the heel of your foot, so all the glycerin runs up to the ball of the insole, as your weight transfers to the ball of your foot during your step, the glycerin runs to the heel of the insole. The glycerin constantly moving back and forth under your foot with every step that you take and with any weight transfer creates a massaging effect on the bottom of your foot, increasing circulation, reducing inflammation in your plantar fasciitis. Many of our happy customers rant and rave about iGelSoles helping their plantar fasciitis.
So c’mon! Buy a pair already!! The only thing you have to lose is your pain ;-)