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Plantar Fasciitis season is here – How to avoid this injury after winter hibernation

 

Each year, after our winter hibernation and the weather warms up the ProMed team gears up for our annual plantar fasciitis season. Commonly, once the weather warms up, we all feel inspired to get outside and start to enjoy some activity. Starting a new exercise program should be done gradually to allow your body to adapt to increased pressure. Unfortunately, that inspiration and motivation can lead to injury, commonly plantar fasciitis.

What is plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a ligament that starts underneath your heel and is a fan shaped ligament that attaches to all your toes. It acts like a suspension on a bridge and is constantly under tension when you are weight bearing. Plantar fasciitis is when you tear strands of this ligament usually from an injury. The pain from this injury can be intense and impact greatly on your work and home activities.

Can you treat plantar fasciitis?

Yes we can. We specifically assess the injury and cause to design an individually tailored treatment plan. This treatment plan will not only target the inflammation and pain but aim to address the cause and provide you with tools to prevent the recurrence of this injury.

At ProMed Podiatry, we use a wide range of treatment protocols to help target the inflammation and mechanical forces to speed up the healing process. Some of the tools we use to treat this condition include:

  • Electrotherapy – therapeutic ultrasound and interferential therapies
  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Strapping therapy
  • Footwear assessment and advice
  • Rehabilitation program – strengthening and stretching program
  • Guided exercise program
  • Individually tailored home therapy programs
  • Orthotic therapy – if required
  • Compression therapy
  • And many other tools to help resolve this debilitating condition

If you, or someone you know is experiencing foot pain, do not suffer any longer. Call our skilled team to help you achieve freedom from pain and get back into action!

 

What are Technical Socks ?

Socks are socks – right?

Technology is all around us – including in socks!

Traditional socks have their place but if you suffer from particular foot conditions then you really need to consider a technical sock. Technical socks and sleeves deliver targeted compression to the muscles and joints for a variety of performance and health benefits: help to relieve pain from muscle stiffness and soreness, reduce time for muscle recovery, improve venous return and oxygenation.

Some conditions that the technical socks can help with include:

  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arch/Heel pain
  • Foot arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Circulation support
  • Sensitive feet
  • Oedema
  • Neuropathy
  • Blister protection
  • Tinea

 

OS1st FS-6 Performance Foot Sleeve

 

Targeted conditions:

This sock is a specific treatment sock for plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and heel/arch pain

It is ideal for moderate to severe plantar fasciitis.

Features:

  • Helps with recovery and prevention of plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and heel/arch pain
  • Medical grade support
  • Y-Gore heel anatomical shape
  • Seamless construction
  • Can be worn under socks
  • Moisture management
  • 360° blister prevention

 

OS1st FS-4 plantar Fasciitis Sock

Targeted conditions:

This sock is a specific treatment sock for plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and heel/arch pain

It is ideal for mild to moderate plantar fasciitis.

Features:

  • Helps with recovery and prevention of plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and heel/arch pain
  • Medical grade support
  • Y-Gore heel anatomical shape
  • Seamless construction
  • Improved biomechanics
  • Moisture management
  • 360° blister prevention
  • Available in two styles – No Show and ¼ Crew Pair

 

OS1st Wellness Performance

 

Targeted Conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Circulation Support
  • Sensitive Feet
  • Oedema
  • Neuropathy

Features:

  • Seamless Construction
  • Non-binding comfort
  • Shaped-to-fit design
  • Light gradient compression
  • Contoured padding
  • Midfoot/arch support Structure
  • Left/Right Design for perfect fit
  • 360° blister prevention
  • Available in ¼ Crew size or Crew size

 

The full range of OS1st technical socks are available at ProMed Podiatry Clinic. Please do not hesitate to ask our qualified staff about which sock would be suitable for you.

For the month of September, we have an offer to help you get started with technical socks.

BUY 1 AND GET THE 2ND HALF PRICE

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