Plantar fasciitis is a common and painful foot condition that affects many people. It is caused by inflammation of the Plantar Fascia, a band of tissue that spans from the heel to the toes and supports the arch. Plantar fasciitis can cause severe pain in the heel, toe, and ankle, making it difficult to walk, stand and even sleep.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Inflammation and pain in the fascia can be caused by several factors, including:
- An increase in activity level (Such as starting a walking or running program)
- The structure or shape of your feet
- The type of surface you’re regularly standing, walking, and running on
- The type and quality of your shoes
- The weight you carry
Plantar Fasciitis Home Treatments
1. Stretching & Physical Therapy
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recommends stretching and physical therapy to help alleviate the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. This may include calf stretches, Achilles tendon stretches, foot flexion exercises, and other targeted exercises that strengthen the muscles in your feet.
2. Icing & Medication
Using a cold pack wrapped in a towel to gently apply ice on the heel can help reduce inflammation and swelling. Your doctor may suggest a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or naproxen may also be helpful in bringing relief from the pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
3. Rest & Activity Modification
Limiting activity and resting your feet can help reduce inflammation. You should also consider modifying activities that cause pain, such as running or high-impact sports.
Besides the treatment options suggested above, Silipos offers a variety of Plantar fasciitis-specific orthotics that provide support and cushioning in the heel, toe, and ankle area. They help to reduce the pressure on the Plantar Fascia, providing long-term Plantar Fasciitis relief. The products are designed to be comfortable and lightweight for all-day wear, so you can get back to your activities quickly and pain-free.
Our Top Picks For Plantar Fasciitis Relief
Active Plantar Fasciitis Gel Arch Sleeves
Active Plantar Fasciitis Gel Arch Sleeves are designed to provide targeted relief for Plantar Fasciitis and arch pain. The sleeves feature a soft gel pad that evenly distributes pressure to the Plantar Fascia, helping reduce inflammation and soreness. Additionally, they can be worn in any shoe with or without socks, making them an ideal Plantar Fasciitis relief option.
TheraStep™ Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve
The TheraStep™ Plantar Fasciitis Arch Sleeve is designed to provide targeted Plantar Fasciitis relief and arch support. The sleeve provides support and cushioning in the heel, toe, and ankle area to reduce pain, inflammation and tension on the Plantar Fascia. Additionally, it features a patented ComfortGel™ pad that evenly distributes pressure for extra Plantar Fasciitis comfort.
The WonderCup provides relief and cushioning directly to the Plantar Fascia while you walk. The heel cups are designed with a deep heel cup to cradle your foot, providing superior Plantar Fasciitis relief. Additionally, the durable silicone design conforms to the shape of your foot for a custom fit and extra Plantar Fasciitis comfort.
Using Silipos products, you can get Plantar Fasciitis relief in the heel, toe, and ankle area throughout the day. This added support will help to reduce pain and inflammation quickly, so you can get back to your activities quickly and pain-free. Browse our wide range of products to find the one that suits your needs the best, and if you have a question, please feel free to reach out to our customer service and we’d be happy to help!