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March 04, 2018
Rene Riley

I have plantar fasciitis and capsulitis! I had shots, but they didn’t help. I also had orthotics made, but I still have pain.

March 04, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, Rene,

Thank you for your comment. We’re sorry to hear that you’re dealing with foot pain.

Conventional footwear is the most common cause of both plantar fasciosis and capsulitis. In our experience, we’ve found that spreading the toes (using Correct Toes) and allowing the foot to function like a bare foot inside the shoe (using foot-healthy footwear) is the key to addressing plantar fascia and ball of foot pain. A couple types of foot pads (heel cups and metatarsal pads) have also proven helpful for these problems. You can find this helpful footgear by following these links:

Correct Toes:

Foot-Healthy Footwear:

Heel Cups:

Metatarsal Pads:

Also, the following two videos discuss natural, non-invasive ways to address plantar fasciosis and capsulitis:

Each set of feet is unique, and what works for one person may not work for someone else. For most people, though, we’ve found that the use of Correct Toes, foot-healthy shoes, and foot pads can go a long way in helping restore their feet to function the way nature intended.

I hope this info helps! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re happy to help out however we can.

Kind regards,
Andrew Potter

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