Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects the foot and can cause heel pain, especially when standing or walking. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes, becomes inflamed or strained. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse, improper foot mechanics, and obesity.
One treatment option for plantar fasciitis is the use of our RTP Heel Pad XC. RTP stands for "Road to Pro" but also can mean "Return to Play", and these heel pads are designed to help reduce pain and inflammation while also providing cushion and stability to the foot.
The RTP Heel Pad XC is made of Sorbothane, a material that helps to absorb shock up to 94.7% and distribute weight evenly across the foot. It is designed to fit underneath the heel of the original insoles of the shoe and can be removed and washed to place on different shoes as needed.
In addition to providing cushioning and support, the RTP Heel Pad XC can also help to improve foot mechanics by promoting proper alignment and preventing overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). This can help to reduce the strain on the plantar fascia and decrease the risk of further injury or flare-ups of plantar fasciitis.
Overall, the RTP Heel Pad XC can be a helpful tool in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, providing both comfort and support to the foot and helping to reduce pain and inflammation. It is important to note, however, that the RTP heel pad is just one part of a comprehensive treatment plan and should be used in conjunction with other therapies and interventions as recommended by a healthcare provider.