Plantar fasciitis, or 'heel spur' as it’s commonly referred to, is inflammation of the plantar fascia. The fascia is a ligament, or strong band of tissue, on the plantar or sole of your foot which stretches from the heel bone to the metatarsal. The plantar fascia is very important in supporting the arch of your foot.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by injury to your fascia, usually caused through repeated pressure from walking or running, or if you are on your feet all day, consistent strain can aggravate the fascia. If you are overweight, this can also put stress on the feet which in turn affects the health of the fascia. Other factors that could cause Plantar Fasciitis are intense training and exercise, especially if you do not warm-up and stretch your calf and feet muscles. Achilles tendonitis can also aggravate the plantar fascia. This ligament may prevent you from moving your ankle comfortably and put a strain on the plantar fascia. Our specially designed insoles, shoes, sandals & slippers can dramatically accelerate recovery from this type of condition.
A similar condition is policeman’s heel, which can often be confused with plantar fasciitis as the symptoms are similar. The medical term for policeman’s heel is plantar calcaneal bursitis, which is when the fluid-filled sac that sits between the heel and the plantar fascia becomes inflamed. The pain can be severe, which is why we recommend our specialist shoes for plantar fasciitis relief. Revs design & technology is based on the science of reflexology and acupressure and if you want to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by these conditions, the Revs massage insoles offer a natural, drug-free healing therapy.
Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and policeman’s heel can all also develop or be irritated from wearing shoes with no arch support or cushioning. They are very common and occur in at least 10% of the population, with women more than 50% likely than men to experience these conditions. Perhaps this has something to do with ladies’ footwear! Tight toes and high heels are not conducive to foot health, unfortunately.
The pain is different for everyone; some people experience it all day or just when they are training; some after resting their feet; and some feel it in one or other foot. But in all cases, it is very painful and can be highly frustrating, especially for those who are used to being active.Revs shoes are designed to specifically reduce the pain that may be experienced through plantar fasciitis. Our advice initially, is to check your footwear. You may find some shoes feel better than others; it may be down to the brand and quality of the sole, the arch support, or the general comfort.
Specifically Designed Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
The sole of the Revs footwear is designed using rubber and elastomer materials, which provides cushioning and shock-absorption, which helps take the pressure off the sole of the feet making it more comfortable while standing or walking. You may find footwear brands that offer arch support or cushion comfort, but the additional benefit of the Revs sole is that you will receive the massaging effect from the rubber nodules.
Specifically designed to help prevent or alleviate plantar fasciitis, each and every reflex and nerve point in the foot is stimulated by the massaging effects of the inner sole, which soothes and relieves the pain, helping you to relax. The reflexology foot massage you receive by wearing Revs will also help to reduce the inflammation by working on the adrenal glands reflexes.
The adrenal glands, also known as suprarenal glands, and are part of the endocrine system, which produce the hormone cortisol; this has an anti-inflammatory effect, so by stimulating the adrenal glands with the massage nodules, it will help secrete this hormone and in turn produce the anti-inflammatory effects in the body.
Reflexology is a natural and safe therapy and aims to bring the body back to a natural balance. It targets the areas that need it, and most people find that they enjoy many more health benefits over and above the relief from plantar fasciitis.
Our shop offers a fantastic selection of shoes for plantar fasciitis. Feel free to explore the range below.