The percentage of using an orthotic for long term success is very high. Therefore, a great way to help the heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis and to help promote the healing is to wear orthotics, a special insole that is specifically made just for you. Sometimes people go to their local store or pharmacy and purchase just a regular insole, however, this kind of insole only offers padding and nothing else. An orthotic made specifically for you can not only help reduce the pain, but it will offer support in all the areas that is needed in order to help promote the healing. If you have any kind of misalignment in your feet, then orthotics will help correct this for you and will even help with correcting any posture problems that may have been caused because of the plantar fasciitis to begin with.
Remember that orthotics is only one treatment that may be used to help with the pain that plantar fasciitis causes. Depending upon your doctor, he should also give you different exercises that you may work on while you are at home. Exercising the fascia tendon will help loosen it and will help it from being drawn tight like a rope. Rather it will help the fascia tendon to be more like a rubber band and flexible allowing it to do what it was made to do. By combining the exercises and the orthotics it may take care of all of the pain that you may be suffering from. However, if after 6 months of unsuccessful treatment with the orthotics, then you and your doctor can decide if moving on to the next treatment will be the best thing for you.