Updated: Apr 29, 2020
Are you suffering from sore feet? Does every morning feel like you're being forced to walk on broken glass?
It is estimated that at least 1 in 10 people suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. And almost 5 out of 10 Brits admit they experience pain in their feet.
The evidence is now here – reduce the pain in your feet by strengthening your plantar fascia.
Dr Michael Rathleff, a Senior Researcher at the University of Aalborg in Denmark, demonstrated impressive results by applying a specific plantar fascia loading exercise with the use of a rolled up towel. The exercise involved the patient placing their big toe in an extended position to apply some “stretch” on the plantar fascia. Whilst remaining in this position, calf raises were then performed. This specific movement resulted in a load being applied to the plantar fascia. The progressive loading over at least twelve weeks was proven to strengthen the tissue and ultimately reduce pain.
I've been using this technique of load strength training with patients for some time now and have been extremely impressed by the results. However, the frustration of continuously rolling up and reshaping a towel to try get the optimum size between my patients' sets finally got the best of me. That's when I thought of developing a foam product that would replicate the shape of a rolled up towel. And voila, the Plantar Pad was born....