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Plantar Fasciitis Socks

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Last updated: 03/12/2022

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by James McCormack

James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specializes in knee, foot & ankle injuries. www.james-mccormack.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common conditions affecting the foot. It can be disabling at worst preventing people form walking. There are a number of treatment methods and apparatus for that can help and one that we will explore in this article is Plantar Fasciitis Socks.

Do Compression Socks Help Plantar Fasciitis?

Unfortunately, there is no conclusive evidence on the effectiveness of Plantar Fasciitis socks for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. Clinically, we would classify them as one of the treatment methods that provide short-term pain relief from Plantar Fasciitis alongside night splints.

Our hypothesis is that the compression element of Plantar Fasciitis socks increases blood flow in the Plantar Fascia which acts as a pain reliever but there is no concrete medical evidence to explain why they can help.

Can you sleep in compression socks for Plantar Fasciitis?

Yes, you can sleep with compression socks for Plantar Fasciitis and in fact, this is when they are at their most effective. Ideally, you should wear Plantar Fasciitis socks all the time for pain relief from the condition.

Best Plantar Fasciitis Socks

Below are two Plantar Fasciitis Socks that we recommend to our patients

OrthoSleeve FS4 Plantar Fasciitis Socks

  • The FS4 are the most popular and we have found, the most effective Plantar Fasciitis socks
  • Effective levels of compression for pain relief
  • Comfortable for day and night time wear
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OS1st FS4 Plantar Fasciitis Socks

  • These Plantar Fasciitis socks are an excellent low-cut option that is subtle allowing you to wear them comfortably all-day
  • Made of Merino wool
  • 4 areas of compression for pain relief
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Physiotherapy with James McCormack

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments for £45.

Related Article: Plantar Fasciitis Insoles

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