Everyday Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis

If you have plantar fasciitis, you know the symptoms all too well. Pain or stiffness in your heel, which is usually the most prominent upon taking your first steps in the morning. While the pain and stiffness may subside as you move about your day, you most likely still experience some level of discomfort from this common condition.

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury and one of the most common causes of heel pain. If you are experiencing foot pain and believe you may have plantar fasciitis (or you’ve already been diagnosed), follow these steps to ease the pain.
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Facts About Plantar Fasciitis

The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. That’s 52 bones in your feet, which make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body.

Since a quarter of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet, when a great deal of force, weight and pressure are placed on them, your chance of injury increases.

In fact, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) conducted a study that revealed 77 percent of Americans (18 and up) suffer from foot pain. Approximately 2 million people in the United States will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common foot pains.

• About 83 percent of active adults, ages 25 to 65, will experience plantars.
• Ten percent of runners will suffer from it.
• Fourteen percent reported improved symptoms simply from changing their shoes.

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Wear the Aircast Airheel Ankle Brace for Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis and Heel Pain

The Aircast Airheel ankle brace is specifically designed to help treat heel pain and bottom of foot pain. When you wear this brace, it applies pulsating, pneumatic compression under the arch of your foot and on your Achilles tendon.

The Aircast AirHeel is equipped with two interconnected aircells, located under the foot arch and in back of the Achilles tendon. When you take a step, the first air chamber (under the arch) begins to collapse, thus reducing the stress to the plantar fascia (the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes). Air is forced into the chamber surrounding the Achilles tendon which then inflates. The inflated Achilles chamber applies compression to the Achilles tendon to reduce strain on the tendon.

This technology helps to minimize swelling and enhance circulation. It’s especially suited for people who suffer from plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. Here’s what our customers have to say about the Aircast Airheel ankle support:

“I had the most inflamed plantar fasciitis foot that my doctor had ever seen. This product in three weeks has brought me down to a much better place and has been very effective and comfortable.” – Allie

“I’ve had heel pain for years… bursitis, heel spurts, and plantar fasciitis… throughout my international basketball career, and this brace has made the pain disappear. I feel like I’ve never had heel pain before! Thank you!” – Lou

“I had severe plantar fasciitis and had a lot of trouble with it. I bought an Aircast Airheel. Within two weeks I was healed! No pain at all. Great product – I just ordered three more so I can keep one in my motorcoach and different homes.” – Robert

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis or other types of foot pain, check out our braces for foot injuries.