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