And anyone who suffers from plantar fasciitis is painfully aware that the heel bone’s connected to the toe bones. The plantar fascia is the ligament that connects the heel and toes and when it becomes strained, irritated, swollen or inflamed, stiffness and pain usually result. Plantar fasciitis is common in people past middle age, and in anyone who is on their feet for long periods of time, is overweight, or wears ill-fitting or worn-out shoes.
There are a variety of ways to treat the condition, including surgery, steroid injections and orthopedic boots. Many plantar fasciitis sufferers, however, can get relief by switching to shoes designed to help alleviate symptoms.
We feature a large selection of podiatrist-designed footwear for both men and women to help combat the effects of plantar fasciitis. These are not your grandmother’s orthopedic shoes, either. In a range of styles from athletic shoes to sandals to dress shoes, our lady’s styles are fashionable enough to make a unique gift for someone who needs optimal comfort in footwear.
For gentlemen, our special shoe selection also includes athletic shoes, as well as slides, slip-ons, slippers and sandals. Or, find relief with any shoe with The Pain Relieving Plantar Fasciitis Socks. These socks will make a welcome and unusual gift for the guy who spends a lot of time on his feet, with their reinforced bands that provide arch support and pain-relieving steady compression.
Many afflicted with plantar fasciitis find the best treatment is a combination of cold therapy combined with a positioning of the foot called dorsiflexion. The Cold Therapy Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint helps to reduce the inflammation by providing cold with a removable ice pack, while holding the foot in a neutral position. An included wedge slips under the forefoot to provide toe lift for increased stretch.
Foot comfort plays a huge role in how well you feel overall. Don’t spend your days with foot pain when the unique gift of day-long comfort is yours at Hammacher.com.