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Foot pain is a very common complaint seen in the clinic, with plantar fasciitis being one of most common pathologies seen. Shoe inserts and custom orthotics are the most valid interventions for foot pain, especially plantar fasciitis. Research shows that shoe inserts alone may improve foot pain, but when combined with a stretching and strengthening regimen outcomes further improve. Store-bought inserts are an inexpensive intervention that may yield great results. If you are having foot pain, try a store-bought shoe insert to see if that relieves your foot symptoms, but if the pain persists consider setting up an appointment with your physical therapist at Island PT for further evaluation at one of our 5 locations.
Jon Holleman, PT, DPT