Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that causes the feet to ache from the first step that a person takes after waking up in the morning. Inflammation of the plantar fascia has many causes, and the symptoms include pain that starts on the bottom of the heel and extends across the arch of the foot. Wearing unsupportive shoes, high heels or walking barefoot can all aggravate this painful, chronic condition of the feet. Surgical intervention is a last resort, which is why most people will benefit from trying one or more of these top 10 best plantar fasciitis remedies.
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1. TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller
An ideal way to relieve the aches and inflammation of plantar fasciitis is with a foot massage. The TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller is an affordable way to get a foot massage at any time. Made of smooth wood, this foot massager has multiple rollers. Use it on one foot or both feet at the same time. The rollers have protrusions that create an acupuncture-like effect on the pressure points of the feet. This massager comes with a reflexology chart in order to pinpoint the parts of the feet that need the most attention.
2. StrictlyStability Single Strap Night Sock
The StrictlyStability Single Strap Night Sock is ideal for people with fallen arches or plantar fasciitis. Made of soft knit nylon and available in two sizes, it offers relief for tight tendons in the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia. It has a strap that gently stretches the foot upward. The elastic strap hooks around the toe and attaches to the calf of the leg. Wear this sock overnight for gentle stretching. The first step in the morning will no longer trigger pain because the tendon will not be tight and constricted.
3. Spenco Rx Orthotic Arch Support
Plantar fasciitis inserts are another good remedy for alleviating foot soreness. This Spenco Rx Orthotic Arch Support slides into the shoe. It is a good product for running with plantar fasciitis because it provides constant support to the arches of the feet. It works in any close-toed shoe, and it can be trimmed to size. This low-cost shoe insert is made of a flexible plastic layer and a cushioning layer. It stops just before the toes in order to leave enough room in tight-fitting shoes.
4. Mava Sports Ankle Brace Support Sleeve
Another way to get constant arch support is with compression socks. This pair of Mava Sports Ankle Brace Support Sleeves offers relief for Achilles tendonitis, sprained ankles and swollen plantar fascia. It wears like a sock and offers breathability for enhanced comfort. By promoting better circulation and reducing swelling, these support sleeves are ideal for people who are active. They are also a good product to use for reducing foot swelling when traveling and sitting for long periods of time.
5. Dr. Scholl’s Plantar Fasciitis Pain Relief Orthotics
Arch support is the key to alleviating the pain of plantar fasciitis. This pair of orthotics offers shock guard technology. They provide immediate relief from that pang that occurs when taking that first step of the day. These orthotics slide into slippers, flat shoes, athletic shoes or boots of any type. The full-length insole cushions the whole foot, and gel absorbs the shock of each step. These orthotic inserts can be trimmed to size and switched between different pairs of shoes.
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6. Pasnity Foot Massage Roller Set
Get relief from plantar fasciitis pain anywhere and at any time with this foot roller and ball set. The cheap foot roller is made of durable PVC, PU, and TPE plastics. It has flexible protrusions that massage tight ligaments and tendons. It rolls on wood, carpet, tile and other flooring. The foot roller can also be put into the freezer in order to offer additional relief from inflammation at the end of a long day. The set also includes two spiky ball rollers made from the same materials. The balls are ideal for extra massaging power in the curvy arch of the foot. Their small size makes them a good choice for keeping one at work or bringing one when traveling.
7. ProStretch Original Calf Stretcher & Foot Rocker
The tightness of the plantar fascia can be relieved with this low-cost ProStretch Original Calf Stretcher & Foot Rocker. This small device makes it easy to stretch the arch of the foot. It also stretches the Achilles tendon. The foot rocker works manually, and it can be used when standing or sitting in order to relieve foot and calf pain. The non-slip bottom gives it stability. Bumpy protrusions offer a gentle foot massage at the same time as the stretching. This rocker accommodates feet of any size, and it has a built-in edge to keep the heel stable.
8. Vionic Unisex Wave Toe-Post Sandals
Walking barefoot is not recommended for anyone with plantar fasciitis. When inside, it may not be comfortable to wear shoes. This pair of Vionic Unisex Wave Toe-Post Sandals offers arch support that is concealed in the sole. Little nubs gently massage the feet. A toe post keeps the sandal in place. These sandals can be worn inside or outside. It is a good idea to have one pair dedicated for indoor use only. Slip them on after getting out of bed in the morning in order to have immediate support for fallen arches or aches in the heels of the feet.
9. QUXIANG Compression Socks
These affordable QUXIANG compression socks can be worn when running, walking or puttering around the house. They look like sports socks, but they compress the foot and ankle area. This reduces swelling and inflammation. These socks also offer arch support and cushion the heel and ball of the foot.
10. The Plantar Fasciitis Plan
The Plantar Fasciitis Plan: Free Your Feet From Morning Pain by Colin Dombroski is a book with tips on how to manage plantar fasciitis. It offers advice on buying shoes, practicing good posture and caring for the feet. Available in paperback, hardback or digital editions, it also has tips on exercises to stretch the feet. Another reason why this is one of the 10 best plantar fasciitis remedies is that it offers remedies such as how and when to ice the foot’s heel and arch for pain relief.
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By BCR Staff