Compression is a well known therapy for acute injuries and chronic swelling. For example, use of compression in the case of an ankle sprain helps to facilitate healing by reducing swelling, stabilizing the ankle injury and improving proprioception. Proprioception is that sense that you know where you are in space -a very important concept when trying to heal and prevent future ankle sprains.
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse syndrome that occurs on the plantar (bottom) heel at the insertion of the plantar fascia. The classic symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain at the onset of weight bearing. Rising in the morning, those first few steps can be difficult in the patient suffering from plantar fasciitis. What causes that sharp pain? As the arch is loaded with body weight, the fascia is put under tension and pulls against the heel bone causing a sharp, tearing pain. As the day progresses, a dull and sometimes severe ache is also present on the bottom of the heel.
The FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve
The FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve treats plantar fasciitis in two ways. First, compression helps to support the plantar fascia at weight bearing. Second, the lining of The FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve is lined with small nodules that gently massage the bottom of the heel. The combination of gentle massage and compression help to soothe the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. The FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve can be worn during the day or while sleeping. The FasciaFix™ Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve can be worn directly on the skin or over another sock.
Compression and massage are two ways that The FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve works to treat the overuse heel pain syndrome we call plantar fasciitis. Used in conjunction with calf stretching exercises, plantar fasciitis and easily be treated at home.