Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis

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Overview

Foot orthotics are often seen as a front-line treatment for plantar fasciitis. We strongly recommend that most patients with plantar fasciitis try orthotics. There is evidence of their effectiveness and few, if any, negative side effects. They can be prefabricated or customized for a more personal fit.

RESCU Treatment Ratings

R = Risk      E = Effectiveness      S = Self-Care

C = Cost     U = Usefulness (overall rating)

1 = Least Favorable     5 = Most Favorable

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RISK: 5/5

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Foot orthotics are generally safe, although the wrong orthotic may aggravate foot pain. Fortunately, the solution is relatively simple: remove the orthotic!

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