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What's the difference between plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis?

We all got together this morning at Myfootshop.com for coffee and discussion regarding products and conditions. Since plantar fasciitis is such a common problem, we've been spending a few weeks on the topic. Part of the discussion this morning focused on the differences between acute and chronic plantar fasciitis, also known as plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis.

Plantar fasciitis - what's the purpose of a horseshoe pad?

The use of a cut-out heel pad or horseshoe pad dates back to the days when we believed that the primary contributing factor to heel pain was a spur on the bottom of the heel. Popular belief was that standing on the spur resulted in pain. Cut-out pads were used to pocket the bottom of the heel.

Tips for choosing the right carbon/glass fiber orthotic - Glass Fiber Shoe Plate Flat

Why would you choose a flat carbon graphite plate? When we first started to sell flat carbon graphite plates I didn't really see them as a very practical tool. They're primarily used to stiffen the shoe and my experience that was their sole use (what a pun, eh? sole use?). But it's been interesting how our customers have taken to them.