Thursday, June 29, 2017

Profoot Plantar Fasciitis Orthotics Review

Feet hurt? Have heel pain first thing in the morning? You may need Profoot Plantar Fasciitis Orthotics. Learn how to solve your heel pain problem in this review.
If you dread getting up in the mornings because putting your feet on the floor elicits severe heel pain, and even the thought of walking makes you want to cry, then you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Never fear, help is at hand. Let me tell you my heel pain story.

A few years ago, I began having foot pain with symptoms fairly typical of plantar fasciitis. When I mentioned it to my mother, she advised visiting a doctor right away. She had foot problems most of her adult life and she knew first-hand that having sore feet could absolutely ruin an otherwise good day and make a bad day worse.



Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and never played one on TV. The advice presented here is based on my personal experience as a plantar fasciitis sufferer. If you have foot pain that does not improve, take my mother's advice and visit a medical doctor for professional diagnosis and advice. 

I followed my mother's advice and consulted with my family doctor. He identified the problem right away and pointed out how I was allowing my right foot to roll inward. He also suggested some stretching exercises, and then wrote a prescription for medicine to help relieve the inflammation in my feet.

The anti-inflammatories helped and, having been made aware of the laxity in my right foot, I tried to do my best to correct the rolling habit on my own in order to strengthen that area. However, I figured that having a good arch support, and not only an arch support but support for that plantar fascia tissue that connects the ball of the foot to the heel and lends its name to this common condition, is what I really needed. After all, my feet aren't so young anymore.

ProFoot Plantar Fasciitis Insoles are available for both women and men.
ProFoot Plantar Fasciitis Insoles
Available for Both Women and Men
Now, I'm the first to admit that I don't like to spend money, so I tried a couple of inexpensive insoles first. It didn't take long to realize that I was simply throwing my money away on foamy pads that really didn't help. That's when I began looking again and found the bright green and black package containing a pair of plantar fasciitis orthotics (shoe inserts) that seemed very basic but exactly what I needed.

Even spending around $7 at that time hurt a bit, but didn't hurt nearly as much as my feet. And in a very short time, it was obvious that I had invested that money in the health of my feet and it was worth every penny.

I've been using ProFoot Plantar Fasciitis orthotics for a few years now and I wouldn't be without them. Recently I let time slip by and noticed that my old Profoot insoles were beginning to look a little ragged, so I ordered a new pair. Clearly, over time the insole "breaks down" (for lack of a better phrase) and needs to be replaced. This week my feet have felt even better with the new, very supportive orthotics.

As mentioned above, please don't take my advice as medical advice. If your feet hurt, you probably should visit a doctor. However, I can tell you that since my original diagnosis I haven't been back to the doctor, I no longer need an anti-inflammatory drug to keep my heel from hurting, and my feet feel great. The Profoot Plantar Fasciitis Orthotics get five stars from me.

ProFoot makes these in sizes for women and for men. Always wear them as a pair, making sure that the orthotic with the ProFoot logo is in your right shoe. These work in closed shoes, but may slip out of a sling-back shoe or sandal. I prefer closed, slip-on shoes and the insoles work great in those.

If you care about your feet, take care of them. And if you try the ProFoot Plantar Fasciitis orthotic, I'd love if you'd leave a comment to let me know how they work out for you. I hope they help eliminate your food pain as they have eliminated mine.

Two more quick things. One, inside the ProFoot package is an exercise guide pamphlet that shows how to do stretches to help improve your foot pain. This company actually cares about your foot health! Two, ProFoot is a family-owned company whose products are made in the U.S.A., Brooklyn, New York to be exact. Yet another reason to choose this excellent product.


~ Susan
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12 comments:

  1. Oh Susan I so agree with you on this. I had Custom made orthotics ($300.00+) and they are just as effective as these insoles. Nothing is more irritating than having sore feet and the resulting soreness in your legs and whole body. Take care of your feet and your feet will take you through the day, every day. Thanks for a great review.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Grammie O, and "ouch!" for the expensive orthotics. My husband had those, too. I'm very happy that my feet feel so good for less than ten dollars!

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful review and information. I have been having mysterious pain in my feet. They've ruled out arthritis. I have not yet gone to a foot specialist. I have been wondering if orthotics of some kind would help - but I didn't want to spend the money for an experiment. I'm going to seriously look into these!

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    1. Heel pain often is plantar fasciitis, especially when it occurs first thing in the morning. Not telling you to try these instead of visiting the doctor, but that's what I would do first, along with doing some of the stretching exercises that come inside the package. Whatever you decide, I hope the problem resolves. Foot pain is miserable!

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  3. My husband is a runner and his doctor says he has Plantar Fasciitis so he has spent a good deal of time and money trying to fix it. I will show him your review and see if he wants to give the Profoot orthotic a go...can't hurt to try. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, Heather, I really do hope this helps your husband. It's certainly cheaper than a doctor visit! Please let me know how it works out.

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  4. I wouldn't be without them now myself! Several years ago I also couldn't hardly walk due to the pain in my heel. I found myself hopping around on my toes and the ball of my foot. That works fine, I guess, when you can stay home, but not so great in the grocery store. However, I did find my first solution at the grocery store when I too purchased the shoe inserts. Mine were/are a different name brand, but had the same results. It did take a few weeks or so before I could walk painlessly, but I haven't had a recurrence since I started using the shoe inserts. Good to know there is another brand out there that will work though. I have inserts in all of my shoes now so I definitely need alternatives when the ones I normally use are not available, which is way too often.

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  5. I also meant to comment, it is shocking how common plantar fasciitis is! I was totally clueless until I found myself hurting.

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  6. This is a great review. I knwo someone who can benefit from reading this. i will be passing this along.

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  7. I had plantar Fasciitis several years ago - from wearing ill fitting, worn out shoes, according to my doctor. After purchasing good shoes, the problem eventually cleared up, but I remember how painful it was at the time. Wish I'd known about these inserts at the time (more than 30 years ago... LOL). I've now taken a part time job where I am either standing or walking for 5 hours at a time and my feet get very 'tired' and sore by the time I get done each shift. I wonder if these inserts would make a difference. I also experience lower back pain after several hours on my feet. Wonder if that's connected. Sure would like to be more comfortable at work (and afterwards). :-)

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  8. Susan this is very helpful. With my condition I've had sporadic episodes of crazy heel pain and before researching wasn't aware that plantar fasciitis is triggered with this - so for the first time I felt the pain of this and although it wasn't full blown, the episodes were enough to get my attention! I'll absolutely keep this review product rec in mind if there's ever a next time - and sure hope there isn't. It's not fun.

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  9. Since my foot surgery for a partial toe replacement in 2014, my left foot has been turning out. The podiatrist who did the surgery sold me a pair of orthotics that did nothing much to help. They were not custom, and he didn't suggest anything else. He didn't seem to think there is a problem, but all my shoes -- even the ones I bought since the surgery turn out. I haven't known what might help. I don't have heel pain, but I think this whole situation is messing up my knee because of the way I'm walking. I wonder if these or something similar would work for me.

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