Your feet are so crucial. Photo: Lucrezia Carnelos

Free your feet

Did you know that your unique foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and 119 muscles and ligaments? 90% of us wear the wrong-sized shoes and no two feet are the same, so many people have pain as a result of wearing incorrect fitting shoes and orthotics.

If foot or joint pain is holding you back from doing the things you love, then Foot Solutions Cork might have the answer with their wide range of high-quality footwear and precision tailored orthotics that are made just for you – to fit your particular feet.

You can book a free foot assessment with one of their foot wellness experts. Using unique scan technology, they can map your feet and help you find the perfect fit to free your feet from pain, improve balance, and correct alignment. By scanning your feet, they can evaluate a range of things, including your foot biomechanics and gait pattern, which helps them to create custom orthotics and recommend complementary footwear.

One of the most common ailments they see is plantar fasciitis. This painful foot condition is common to runners and those who have long periods of standing or walking in their daily routine. It occurs when the plantar fascia, the band of tissue connecting the base of the toes to the heel, becomes inflamed or torn.

Plantar fasciitis can be debilitating, making even the shortest walk very painful, and it requires long periods of rest to heal. Learning more about the role of high quality shoes and orthotics in the prevention and relief of plantar fasciitis can help you to understand the condition and what you can do to look after your feet more effectively in the future.

Prevention is better than cure and giving your feet the support they need can stop plantar fasciitis from developing in the first place, which is a lot easier than treating it once it has occurred. Foot Solutions’ experts can advise on the right footwear or orthotics to support your plantar fasciitis.

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