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I need insoles to stop plantar fasciitis!

Published: 27 Feb 2015 - 02:04 by orangesquash

Updated: 14 Feb 2018 - 16:37

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I need help because I think I have plantar fasciitis and want to know what insoels I should be wearing! So I was playing squash and started getting some itchy pain in my arches at first I wasnt sure if I had plantar fasciitis or not because my arches only felt sore and with a itchy pain..and wasn't anything serious so I carried on playing squash and afterwards the tight pain started. Even though I haven't yet seen a doctor I am pretty sure that I now have plantar fasciitis DOH! so what should I do.. I know that there has to be some imbalance that has caused this... though I don't think that this is caused by my technique but rather my shoes.. I wear nike trainers when I play squash and there flat inside without arch support.. could this be to blame? I was thinking of buying me some off the shelf insoles to see how they can help because I dont really want to go all guns blazing and buy some really expensive insoles if they arent going to help me. I am also a little puzzled about the whole concept of custom insoles.. if they are made to be exactly your foot shape at the time you have them fitted... dont your feet move around when you use them if they are always in one fixed shape isnt this potentially bad for your feet? Also apart from orthotics what else can I do to stop my feet from ever getting plantar fasciitis ever again? Iv looked online and so far I like the look of the premieum ones from has anyone tried these before?

I honestly dont really know what I am looking for in a apir of insoles as I have never had a pair before.

One more thing if I put any pressure on ym feet now will that just cause the plantar fasciitis to only get worse so I must rest and not use my feet at all now?

Please help!

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From thebalvenie - 16 Sep 2015 - 02:11

I had some issues w/ plantar as well. I took some time off from squash…massaged and iced my heel/foot and did nightly soaks in Epsom salts.

I attribute its main cause to some poor shoes. I had some asic gel blasts that just didn’t last long…and then I had some adidas stabils and those proved ineffective at worst.

I’ve had salming shoes for almost 9 months now….and when I wear them…it’s like I never even had plantar….i call them my miracle shoe. I still have some pain now and then but it’s nothing like it was 9 months ago….i can jump/skip rope and I can play squash or hike or run w/ out issue or pain.

So, as much as this might seem like a big spam/endorsement for Salming (I’m just a Montana guy who loves squash and in no way affliated w/ salming) they really have helped and I think you’d benefit from at least buying a pair and trying them.

Hope that helps!!!!


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From rippa rit - 19 Mar 2015 - 07:26

Raystrachs advice is good. 

I injured my planta fascia on a quick takeoff playing tennis, and it was sooo so painful, took weeks to get better, and i did go to a Podiatrist for orthodics to relieve the stress under the arch.

The only other option, if your remedies do not work, is to get an x-ray which will show up any irregularities, eg spurs.

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From raystrach - 06 Mar 2015 - 12:07   -   Updated: 06 Mar 2015 - 12:13

hi orangesquash

obviously, if you have plantar fasciitis, then you need medical treatment, but the choice of shoes is very important in squash.

if you are playing squash regularly, you really need a quality indoor shoe - not a trainer.

for me, i always choose one with a gel heel support at least. i have found that the asics shoes suit my foot and provide good support.

sometimes they may be called volleyball shoes, not squash shoes, but they are perfectly suitable.

you may also want to use a gel inner - something like sorbothane

something like this in our uk squash shop is a great product


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