Comprehensive Therapies for Plantar Fasciitis Patients with Large Feet

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As the National Basketball Association approaches the end of its regular season, the sporting news will once again report on NBA players that are sidelined by plantar fasciitis heel pain just as the critical playoff season starts. As a result of collaborations with professional team trainers and team doctors, Orthotics And Beyond now offers a complete line of plantar fasciitis therapies that address the special needs of large feet and that can comfortably accommodate women’s and men’s shoe sizes of 12-18.

As a result of collaborations with professional team trainers and team doctors, Orthotics And Beyond now offers a complete line of plantar fasciitis supports to accommodate women’s and men’s shoe sizes of 12-18.

Orthotics And Beyond, a leading distributor of patient-ready orthopedic braces, is pleased to announce a complete line of plantar fasciitis therapies for patients with large feet. As the National Basketball Association (NBA) approaches the end of its regular season, the sporting news will once again highlight NBA players that are forced to play with, or are completely sidelined by, plantar fasciitis pain. For athletes and nonathletes alike, a large foot is more prone to heel pain from plantar fasciitis as a result of the foot anatomy. A long plantar fascia, which connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot, is at risk because it must absorb forces magnified by the foot size, body weight, and the physics of jumping/landing and rapid acceleration/deceleration that accompany athletic activities. As the basketball season winds down, months of intense use can lead to plantar fasciitis foot pain and to the stories of high profile athletes that are debilitated just as their crucial playoff season commences.

As a result of collaborations with professional team trainers and team doctors, Orthotics And Beyond now offers a complete line of plantar fasciitis supports to accommodate women’s and men’s shoe sizes of 12-18. When rest is an option, the Aircast® XP Walker Brace is an excellent choice for complete immobilization of the foot to promote healing. Nighttime splints are more commonly used to passively stretch the plantar fascia during rest, and the passive style of night splint has been clinically demonstrated to be effective in treating plantar fasciitis. As part of its daytime/nighttime combination therapy philosophy, Orthotics And Beyond also carries a variety of in-shoe solutions such as shock absorbing gel heel pads, heel cups, and the Aircast AirHeel, which is unique in providing pulsating stimulation to the plantar fascia during daily activities. For more severe cases of plantar fasciitis, the Aircast Cryo Cuff IC Pump System for the foot combines cold therapy with intermittent compression of the plantar fascia to reduce pain and accelerate healing. Specific product information, sizing, and ordering instructions can be found at OrthoticsAndBeyond.com.

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