Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve

If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffer from Plantar Fasciitis each year, you know how debilitating this condition can be. The stabbing pain in the heel that is experienced with the first few steps in the morning or after prolonged periods of sitting can be excruciating.  Sometimes, even with the use of orthotics, insoles, and quality shoes, you still need something to provide extra support.  A plantar fasciitis sleeve is an excellent addition to other plantar fasciitis treatments to help you heal that heel. 

If you are wearing orthotics, insoles, night splints, or are using any of the other treatments for plantar fasciitis and still feel like you need to apply pressure or give yourself a foot massage a good part of the day, the added pressure that a plantar fasciitis sleeve provides may offer sufficient support to obtain desired comfort and give you relief from pain while on the road to healing. Plantar fasciitis sleeves reduce morning pain by keeping the fascia stretched and the foot stable with a snug fit. Depending on the severity of your condition, wearing plantar fasciitis sleeves may negate the need for you to wear a night splint. A plantar fasciitis sleeve can be worn day and night. They can also be worn with socks, shoes, insoles/orthotics.  

Finally, it is important to note that plantar fasciitis sleeves are made of a thin breathable fabric to prevent fungal growth and odor-causing bacteria. Select a sleeve constructed from a thin breathable fabric since the plantar fasciitis sleeve is often worn with socks and shoes.  

Benefits of Plantar Fasciitis Sleeves

  • Reduced morning pain because the sleeve keeps the fascia stretched and foot stable with a snug fit.
  • Can be worn day and night. Depending on the severity, night wear may negate the need for a night splint.
  • Can be worn with socks, shoes and insoles/orthotics.
  • Very comfortable and provide pressure that offers relief from aches and pains.

Keep in mind when purchasing a Plantar Fasciitis Sleeve:

  • May not be sufficient alone to address your need for support (may need to be used in conjunction insoles/orthotics).
  • Beware of cheap imitations.
  • Appropriate heel and arch compression is needed.
  • Make sure that the sleeve is easy to put on and take off.
  • Make sure sleeve is constructed from a thin, breathable fabric to prevent excess sweat, odor and bacteria.