Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt pain on your heel while standing or walking? Well, this can be one sign that you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the heel. It occurs when a lot of stress is applied to the plantar fascia (ligaments that connect the heel bone to the toes). Straining this ligament causes them to be weak, to swell and to experience inflammation. Plantar fasciitis is common in people who stand on their feet a lot, runners and athletes. One way to treat this condition is the use of compression socks.
What Are Compression Socks?
These are a type of socks that are worn out to prevent the occurrence of plantar fasciitis and other venous disorder. Usually, they are very tight at the ankle and become loose a bit toward the knee. So how do these plantar fasciitis socks work? They work by compressing blood around the surface veins, arteries and muscles, such that blood flows through narrower channels, increasing the pressure in the arteries hence blood returns to the heart and less remains on the feet. Compression socks are of different types. We advise you to choose the right ones.
What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Compression Socks?
While they cannot provide the total comfort that the shoes give, these socks have some advantages. These are:
- They are a treatment aid:
This socks provide stability to fascia ligaments and reduce swelling on the heel thus many reducing morning pain.
- They are convenient:
You can wear this socks all day and all night long without feeling any discomfort plus; you can wear them under socks.
- They are comfortable:
They provide a tight grip like that of a supportive shoe thereby making you comfortable.
We recommend that you have yourself this socks especially for the athlete and the runners who expose their legs to hard surfaces to prevent you from getting plantar fasciitis.