OrthoticsPosted by Mark Berman, CO,C.Ped on 11/20/98 at 00:00 (002308)
Orthotics are a great place to start. During the first 6 months of onset of pain, support while walking is key. Many people find comfort in off the shelf devices or heel cups but most should be seen by a doctor to evaluate the condition and plan a course of action.
The first step befor expensive tests or invasive procedures should be fitting a perfect fitting pre-made or custom orthotics. I have made and fit orthotics for 15 years most are for plantar faciitis or heel spur pain all with good results. Call 888-Rx4-FOOT for more info.