There can be numerous different reasons for pain in the plantar heel and the main goal for the patient and the physician is to reduce the amount of pain associated with this issue. There are several “go-to” treatments to try at the beginning of patient discomfort, examples of these are to lose a certain amount of weight and also performing stretches to this area of the body. A new study was conducted by Glen Whittaker in hopes of helping his wife to relieve her own pain associated with the planter heel. His study revealed that in general, foot orthoses can be effective when treating pain in the plantar heel. This treatment does take several weeks for most patients to feel the results and may not be the best method for every patient suffering from planter heel pain.