So, what are the methods used for plantar fasciitis treatment? Interestingly, most people prefer conservative treatments such as icing the painful area, stretching and resting. Using compression socks has been proved to be one of the most effective ways to heal plantar fasciitis.
But how does compression socks help you heal plantar fasciitis, heel and ankle pain?
First, compression acts as a gentle support for arches and heels. These socks are divided into zones that target a different part of the foot. Each zone has a different compression level to provide support where it's needed. It's like growing an extra few ligaments and tendons to help the foot to function better. This type of compression means that the bottom of the sleeves put the most compression on the feet, which slowly subsides as it gets higher up the feet. This is also the ideal type of compression for increasing blood flow.
They can be used in the everyday tasks because compression socks can be worn 24 hours a day with minimal intrusion. They can be worn under other socks and be worn while you sleep. Compression socks are also being made to be stylish and allows you to be comfortable when leaving your home. Compression socks for plantar fasciitis are also not too expensive for those who are serious about reducing pain in their foot, there are special types of socks for runners too.
And not only using them as a prevention, because they can also help your feet recover faster. Inflammation of the plantar fascia often causes swelling and edema in your feet and ankles, with a lot of standing and walking. Chronic swelling will slow the healing process by preventing proper blood circulating. Compression socks are highly effective in reducing swelling to protect your healing progress.