Plantar Fasciitis

HeelbonesPlantar Fasciitis is a common and often painful condition in which the plantar fascia, a thick, fibrous band of tissue on the bottom surface of the foot, becomes strained and inflamed. When these tissues are stretched repeatedly or too aggressively, the fibers can break down where the tissue extends from the heel bone to the toes, causing aching pain. It is estimated that approximately 2 million Americans a year suffer from plantar fasciitis. It is often a chronic, reoccurring condition and can be difficult to treat. Luckily, with proper shoe insoles for plantar fasciitis and other simple measures, plantar fasciitis relief is achievable!

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS
    • Starts as an occasional dull pain in heel or arch and progresses to a sharp, persistent pain
    • A sharp, piercing pain and/or inflammation through heel and foot that usually occurs in the morning or after resting and gradually disappears with walking
    • Tightness in calf muscles
 
COMMON CAUSE OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS
  • Normal aging and strain on ligaments
  • Increased activity
  • Being overweight or experiencing large weight gain in a short period of time
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Flat feet or high-arched, rigid feet
  • Poorly supporting shoes
  • Running on hills or uneven surfaces
  • Running on the balls of the feet
 

PLANTAR FASCIITIS TREATMENT PLAN

For the most effective plantar fasciitis relief, use daytime and night time solutions to help heal the plantar fascia and relieve the associated pain. During the day, keep the tendons elongated to prevent strain and promotehealing. Often the pain is greatest with the first few steps in the morning after the plantar fascia contracts during sleep, so keeping the plantar fascia stretched during sleep is key to fast, effective relief. Use therapies during daily activity and during rest or sleep for a comprehensive plantar fasciitis therapy plan.


DAYTIME SOLUTIONS


PLANTAR FASCIITIS SUPPORT SLEEVES

The right foot support for plantar fasciitis can help provide relief. Here’s how:

  • Compression around the arch helps lift and support the arch during wear to help with Plantar Fasciitis relief.
  • Graduated compression throughout promotes circulation for faster healing, with additional support of the Achilles.
  • Ultra thin, lightweight and breathable designs for wear under socks in an easy-to-wear sleeve design.
  • Available in ankle length or calf length.
 

PLANTAR FASCIITIS ARCH WRAP

Ease arch and heel pain related to Plantar Fasciitis with targeted arch support. A built-in, contoured gel pad and fully adjustable strap allow for controlled compression and lifts and supports the arch to ease the strain.

 

ULTRAFLEXX® FOOT ROCKER

Stretch and strengthen muscles, ligaments and tendons of the foot and lower leg to increase flexibility and strength to help prevent and treat injuries. This productprovides a deep stretch to effectively relieve common heel, foot, calf and leg pain.

 

POWERSTEP® ORTHOTICS

Having proper shoe insoles for planar fasciitis can also help provide relief. Powerstep offers a full range of ready-to-wear orthotics that are clinically proven to reduce Plantar Fascia strain by 33%, compared to wearing no orthotic*. Add Powerstep orthotics to all your shoes and slippers to improve foot alignment and to lift and support the arch all day long to relieve plantar fasciitis, muscle cramps and other common foot conditions. 
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NIGHT TIME SOLUTIONS


ULTRASTRETCH® NIGHT SOCK

For newer or milder cases of Plantar Fasciitis, the UltraStretch comfortably extends the foot and toes during sleep to provide a gentle stretch, preventing the plantar fascia from contracting. This helps reduce inflammation and associated pain and promotes healing of the injured tendons and muscles.

 

DORSAL NIGHT SPLINT

For chronic or more severe cases, the Dorsal Night Splint holds the foot in a neutral or slightly flexed position to prevent contracture of the plantar fascia, reducing inflammation and the associated pain.