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Plantar Fasciitis Socks

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Last updated: 07/11/2023


by James McCormack

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Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common conditions affecting the foot. It can be disabling at worst, preventing people from walking. There are several treatment methods and apparatus that can help, such as insoles, braces, shoes and exercises. The one that we will explore in this article is Plantar Fasciitis Socks.

Best Plantar Fasciitis Socks

The best Plantar Fasciitis Socks apply compression around the midfoot to support the Plantar Fascia. 

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

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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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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.

Product Reviews with James McCormack

This article is written by James McCormack, a Lower Limb Specialist who is an expert in treating Plantar Fasciitis.

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack if you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this article. James offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments weekly and face-to-face appointments in his London clinic.

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