Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
- Pain on the bottom of your heel
- Arch pain
- Swelling of the heel
In most cases, the pain is usually worse when you first get up in the morning and when you are very active and on your feet for long periods of time. There are multiple causes of this condition but among the most common is fallen arches or flat feet. We offer several products that can ease the discomfort of plantar fasciitis by cushioning the heel and giving support to the arch. These include:
Our heel cup cushions and protects the heel. It offers long-lasting comfort and relief from heel pain. Our Gel Heel Cup contains gel cushions that go between your heel and bottom of the shoe, providing shock absorption and padding. The pads are re-usable. Simply hand wash with mild soap and water and allow to air dry. They come in multiple sizes to fit men and women and can be used in all styles of footwear. Another product that also gives some cushioning and reduces strain to the plantar fascia is our Plantar Fascial Straps made of moleskin.
Proper support of the arch is essential for patients with plantar fasciitis. Helping the arch maintain its appropriate shape reduces the pressure on the plantar fascia and thereby decreases heel pain and discomfort. Our Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve has a gel pad that is held in place by a comfortable elastic sleeve and gives support to the arch of the foot. The Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve is easy to slip on and also absorbs shock with every step. It can be worn with or without shoes.
Our Arch Binder goes around the center of the foot and provides gentle compression to the arch. This comfortably lifts and supports the plantar fascia, thereby relieving pain in the heel. The Arch Binder fits either the left or right foot.
Both the Arch Binder and the Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve are hand washable and can be used over and over again.