Foot Pain Relief and Treatment
Explaining Foot Pain
What is Foot Pain Relief (Heel Pain, Arch Strain, and Plantar Fasciitis)?
Chronic pain in the arch of your foot (the area between the ball and heel) it may be arch strain or plantar fasciitis. We offer the world's best foot compression sleeve for effective foot pain relief.
The plantar fascia is the band of ligaments that runs along the sole of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the metatarsals (bones just behind the toes). Its job is to support the arch of your foot and put some “spring in your step.” A medical-grade foot compression sleeve will provide added support to the plantar fascia.
The plantar fascia is the sight of a common inflammation. This causes intense foot pain in the heel and across the bottom of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis requires a medical-grade foot compression sleeve to provide foot pain relief.
Relieving the pain caused by plantar fasciitis boils down to two basic needs:
- Reduce the inflammation
- Support and stretch the plantar fascia
If you can do those two things, you should note rapid pain relief. Our foot compression sleeve is the best in the industry. It reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and provides medical-grade support.
Doctors treating plantar fasciitis will recommend the following options for accomplishing this:
- Rest – Get off your feet as much as possible when the pain is at its worst. If you must walk or run, try to stay off hard, unforgiving surfaces and wear supporting footwear.
- Ice – Use ice on the arch several times a day to help reduce swelling if necessary.
- OTC Pain Relievers – Take Tylenol, Advil, or other over-the-counter pain relievers that contain acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen to help lessen the inflammation and ease the pain.
- Stretches – Stretch your toes, calves, and foot repeatedly throughout the day to keep the plantar fascia limber.
- Orthotics – Purchase insoles, inserts, or orthopedic shoes designed to support the arch of the foot and wear them at all times.
- Night Splints – Purchase splints that will stretch the Achilles tendon as you sleep, helping to lessen morning heel pain.
- Cortisone – If none of the above helps, your doctor may prescribe regular injections of cortisone to control the pain.
- Surgery – As a last resort, your doctor may attempt surgery to repair the plantar fascia.
PLEASE NOTE: While some or all of these options may be effective in temporarily easing the pain of plantar fasciitis, they can also be difficult, costly, uncomfortable, and even dangerous!
Keep reading to see why the FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve is a better alternative.
Foot Pain Symptoms
- Intense heel pain, especially first thing in the morning and after a long day.
- Difficulty walking or standing for long periods without pain
You generally feel the sharp pain associated with plantar fasciitis in the heel. It can also spread forward along the arch of the foot and back into the Achilles tendon.
Severe cases can result in chronic foot pain that lasts all day. The most common flare-ups occur first thing in the morning, making those first steps out of bed a form of torture. It can also flare up in the evening after spending a day on your feet.
Overpronation, high arches, and flat feet (fallen arches) can all cause similar arch pain. In these cases, the pain is more likely to continue throughout the day rather than being worst in the morning.
Plantar Fasciitis Causes and Risk Factors
- Poor quality footwear
- Excess weight
- Commonly occurs in people over 50
- Overuse or strain by athletes, especially runners
Foot Pain is a result of overuse of the plantar fascia and other areas of the foot. This is often caused by walking or running in footwear that has poor support. This is why it is important for people who have a risk of plantar fasciitis to wear a foot compression sleeve.
Healthy, active adults are the most common victims of plantar fasciitis and other forms of foot pain. This is common for runners, joggers, basketball players, tennis, and racquetball players. Any sport that requires quick or repetitive movements can lead to intense foot pain. If those movements include impact on the heel and arch of the foot, the likelihood increases. Athletes see a direct benefit after wearing medical-grade foot compression sleeves for foot pain relief.
Seniors are at higher risk due to the ligament and bone issues associated with age. Individuals who are overweight or obese are also at higher than normal risk. Individuals who stand for long periods at work are another high-risk group. For each of these groups, the daily stress of walking can strain the plantar fascia. Wearing foot compression sleeves can prevent inflammation and painful heel pain.
Foot compression sleeves provide proven foot pain relief from arch strain or arch pain from structural problems. Foot compression sleeves provide arch support that will accommodate individual needs.