The plantar fascia is made of connective tissue and runs along the base of your foot, supporting your arch. It begins from the heel and connects to below the base of the toes. The fascia have a shock absorbing effect when high stresses and strains are applied to the foot with weight-bearing activities.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Repetitive strain, or too much pressure, can result in an inflammatory response as a result of small tears or damage to the fascia. This pain can be felt as a burning sensation near the heel and stiffness on the underside of the foot.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis:
Painful first steps in the morning
More painful when climbing stairs
Pain after activities
Pain near the heel of the foot
Preference to toe walking
Did you know?
Women are more likely to present with plantar fasciitis than men.
Treatment Options For Plantar Fasciitis
For Daytime Use Options
The OS1st compression line allows for a low profile option to reduce swelling, improve circulation and relieve foot pain. Made of a seamless, soft moisture-wicking fabric with anti-odor treatment, the OS1st product line applies targetted compression to the plantar fascia.
To apply a gentle stretch on the fascia overnight so the first steps in the morning are easier. Several options come with bilateral tension straps to adjust the amount of stretch applied to the fascia.
This patented all-in-one device offers a combination of seven different foot exercises, stretches and massage therapy. It works to strengthen the often neglected muscles that lead to an improved balance, structural stability, and greater overall foot function.
Reminder: Don't forget to consult your physiotherapist or healthcare practitioner for more information on how to alleviate the pain. Together with physical therapy, a support and the correct exercises will increase the likelihood of overcoming Plantar Fasciitis.
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