11 Tools for Treating Plantar Fasciitis
A while ago, I wrote an article which mentioned a few exercises for treating plantar fasciitis, so today we will continue this topic with another aspect, focusing on tools to help you to lessen your pain.
1. Elgin Archxerciser Foot Strengthening Device
Foot strengthening is also very important in healing issues with the plantar fascia. This device helps strengthen your toes and arch. In fact, this machine is based on the ‘towel crunches’ exercise (an exercise in which you put your foot on a towel and curl your toes, which pleats the towel). The benefit over towel crunches is a bit more range of motion can be achieved in toe flexion. I use it along with orthotics, daily stretches and a night splint. This is not a quick fix, but you will see some obvious improvement.
2. Yamuna Body Rolling Foot Saver Kit
These plastic half spheres are powerful tools in improving foot function. Foot savers are good as a type of self foot massage. They often include Foot Saver spheres and an instructional DVD (The instructions are well-written, and the DVD was amusing and clear) and have the ability to help fix foot problems, relaxing the foot, and especially help to improve posture in the arch area, especially for plantar fasciitis. Beware the first time you use them, you should put your hand on a wall, or a doorframe, or whatever works best for you. Pull your socks up if you have them when you use this. If your socks are loose on your foot, you will slip off of the ball. If you use it barefoot, you may have to be a little more patient with changing poses because they can stick to your feet.
3. Thera Cane Massager
This stool is the simple yet effective self-massager which eases your aches and pains. It breaks up tension even in the hardest-to-reach muscle areas by putting pressure to the muscles that helps enhance the flow of oxygenated blood. Besides, it also restores muscle function and makes the muscle work more efficiently.
4. Body Back Company Foot Roller and Porcupine Massage Ball
The feet have the highest concentration of nerve endings in the body. While this product is certainly not a cure, the combination of items does help in getting some relief. These stools massage and soothe tired and sore feet, stimulate circulation and make the body good. The foot roller provides a deep tissue massage to the plantar fascia as well as the porcupine ball stimulates at the skin level. They are easy to use and take them with you anywhere. Massaging and stretching feet before standing help to alleviate pain and prevent re-injury after sitting for a long time.
5. HTP Plantar Fasciitis Heel Seats
Fasciitis Bar functions to restretch plantar fascia and supply enhancement to prevent the collapse of arch. Put them in your casual shoes, work or running shoes, and they will provide support without any affect to the fit of your shoe. At first, the heel seats may seem a little uncomfortable in your shoe. It wasn’t painful, but it felt like there was a “popsicle stick” inserted across your arch. However, it is really effective in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
6. HealthyToes Toe Stretchers
HealthyToesTM helps to improve posture, stamina and foot reaction time. Plus, they also correct bone, cartilage and tissue misalignments. These Toe Stretchers are fitted into the spaces between your toes to open your circulation. If you use them regularly, you will recognize an improvement in the strength and shape of your feet. If you feel pain when wearing the toe stretchers for long periods of time, you should divide the wear into many short treatment sessions throughout the day or week. The more you wear them the quicker you will notice the benefits.
7. BRD Sport Ankle Plantar Fasciitis Brace
This brace effectively reduces acute and even chronic heel and arch pain. It has a strap which wraps around your midfoot in order to provide support through the arch. It is important to note that the size of brace is NOT based on your shoe size. You should follow the measuring and sizing information of product in order to order correct size.
8. Moji 360 Foot Massager
The smaller balls are used to massage the plantar fascia. The Larger balls are perfect for working the arch, and can be also used to make a deeper massage along the foot. It reduces foot pain immediately, as well as massages and stretches the entire plantar fascia for the best effective treatment. This innovative massage tool is a terrific addition to my arsenal of preventative strategies and remedies for dealing with plantar fasciitis.
9. Strassburg Sock
The Strassburg Sock keeps a slightly stretch to the fascia during time you sleep that increases the flexibility and reduces less pain of your first steps in the morning. When you apply properly, you can wear for several hours safely without adverse effect. Keep in your mind 1) not to tighten the calf straps too much, 2) to keep the calf straps at least one inch away from your knees in order that they don’t pinch, and 3) to tighten the toe strap so your foot is at a right angle from your calves.
10. Icy Feet
If you are one of the hundreds of individuals who are suffered by arches, painful feet, or tendons as a result of plantar fasciitis, Icy Feet is good stool for you. This product will help you with the painful inflammation good away. It stays frozen for a considerable amount of time. The cleanup is very easy (just rinse with mild detergent and lukewarm water), wipe dry and back to the freezer for the next round.
11. Night splint
The last tool which I want to recommend for runners with this issue is using a night splint. This is widely chosen by runners because of its effectiveness in alleviating the pain in the arch and heel area. There many different kinds of night splints to choose from, our guide linked above with help you out with that.
These are just a few tools which have worked well for many users. I hope that they will help you with treating your plantar fasciitis effectively as well.