How To Use Compression For That Nagging Heel Pain
One of the most popular way to help with plantar fasciitis and limit heel pain is by massage. What if you were able to have that massage feeling all day?! Well you’ve come to the right place! Thats where compression socks come in. They provide gentle pressure all day long and help relieve symptoms related to pain and swelling.
Compression socks are a cost-effective way to improve blood flow and limit pain throughout your day.
Do Compression Socks Really Work?
Although there isn’t any scientific research that proves the effectiveness of compression when treating plantar fasciitis, there is plenty of testimonials and anecdotal evidence to show it does help.
Compression socks work by applying pressure to certain areas of your foot and heel (as well as your lower legs). Even more important it can focus on the ball of the foot and along your ankle. This will stretch the fascia, improve blood flow and limit swelling.
Most people will choose compression socks because they are very cost-effective to other options and each pair of socks should last 4-6 months before needing to buy more.
One of the rare complaints of compression socks is the fit. If you pick the wrong size they can be too tight or loose. Make sure you find the right size and measure your calf correctly. Always refer to our size chart to get the perfect size for you!
Compression Can Help Plantar Fasciitis
Compression socks have the unique benefits while helping you pain while you’re off your feet. Socks should be added to any other treatments options you currently have. If you suffer from pain and aren’t on your feet a lot, then compression socks might be a good option for you.
While sitting, the sock will keep your foot stable and help your plantar fascia stay slightly stretched. This can be a game changer when you start walking after long periods of inactivity. Compression socks will also help reduce swelling and inflammation.
Booms socks can be worn almost anywhere and you can even keep them on when you sleep if you suffer from leg fatigue.
Compression socks will be just one part your heel pain treatment. Ultimately you will use socks with orthotic inserts to really get the most benefits! Regular icing, stretching, and periodic use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs are additional staples that you should incorporate if you suffer from heel pain. While compression socks aren’t a miracle cure, tons of testimonials speak to their effectiveness. They’re low cost and can be a terrific way to improve your heel pain.