Plantar Fasciitis and the Use of Orthotics as Treatment

Do you have Plantar Fasciitis?

Do you have heel pain, which is worst in the morning?

Are you tired of your Plantar Fasciitis limiting your activity?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot conditions that cause millions of trips to the doctors every year. The classic symptom is pain in the heel. It can result in significant pain and discomfort and may even have long term effects on general wellbeing and quality of life.

Dr George Ampat and his research team are undertaking a research project to investigate the effects of orthotics (insoles) on the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. This research aims to explore the potential benefits orthotics can provide to those with the condition.

Participate and receive a FREE pair of Aetrex L420 Compete orthotics and Aetrex Fiji Flips!

The project is looking for those who have plantar fasciitis and whom are willing to participate for 6 months. 

To be included as a participant in this study, you need to meet the folloeing criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 18-75 years old.
  • Have Plantar Fasciitis.
  • Have had symptoms of plantar fasciitis for a minimum of 2 months.

However, you will be unable to participate if you:

  • Have had prior operations on your feet.
  • Have a concurring foot issue unrelated to Plantar Fasciitis which prevents the use of normal footwear.
  • Have a history of prior treatments for plantar fasciitis besides the use of painkillers.
  • Suffer from a seious health condition.

The research will measure foot pain and foot health, in relation to the quality of life. For participant ease, the questionnaires provided will be simple and straightforward to navigate, and will be made available on paper or online. Participants will be required to complete surveys at 5 different points throughout the study, whilst using the orthotics.

We want to assure you that all data collected throughout this study will be kept confidential and will be stored safely. You will be free to leave the study at any time if you wish and can request that all your data be removed.. 

If you are interested in being involved, click here to read our Participant Information Sheet. This will provide all the necessary information you need regarding the study, how to participate and what will be required of participants.