Oftentimes, when people try to correct plantar fasciitis (painful heels), they go directly to the part of the therapy that includes the orthotic. However, an orthotic is not a magical device. Rather, the space inside the shoe calculated for the foot is the most important part of the package. If the foot does not have complete freedom – zero compression – the condition may improve a bit, but it will never resolve. It will seem like the condition has been resolved, but it will always come back. Read more about zero compression here.