Will an ankle brace help plantar fasciitis?

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful and sometimes debilitating condition that can cause severe pain in your heel and arch. The TriLok ankle brace will definitely help resolve pain plantar fasciitis and facilitate recovery. To understand how, let’s take a quick look at the root causes of this painful condition.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis causes a stabbing pain in the heel of your foot. The pain is worse in the morning and following exercise or long periods of standing or sitting. 

What triggers plantar fasciitis?

So what’s causing too much stress on your plantar fascia to begin with? A number of factors can play a role in this wear and tear. Common causes include pronation (when your foot falls inward while walking), non-supportive shoes, and general overuse. 

Why is plantar fasciitis pain worse in the morning?

Have you ever wondered why the pain in your arch is usually much worse in the mornings? This is because your body starts to  heal the micro-tears overnight while your foot is in a relaxed position which shortens the fascia. Standing up out of bed suddenly stretches your arch, causing the infamous morning pain and stiffness associated with plantar fasciitis.

What is the best ankle brace for pain relief from plantar fasciitis?

In order to relieve the pain from plantar fasciitis, it is important to wear an ankle brace to support your arch during the day, and a night splint to allow the tissue to properly heal overnight. BioSkin’sTriLok Ankle Brace wraps around your midfoot and along the inside of your ankle to suspend the arch from above, relieving the pressure placed on the fascia throughout the day. At night, the TriLok keeps your toes pointed up so the plantar fascia heals while your foot is in a stretched position. BioSkin designed the base sleeve of the TriLok Ankle Brace with medical grade compression to decrease the inflammation and pain associated with plantar fasciitis.