In 2014 I watched an online video about how to relieve foot pain from plantar fasciitis by taping the foot and ankle. It seemed fairly easy and after trying it, I noticed it worked very well. The taping completely relieves the foot and ankle pain.
The major drawbacks to tape are;
• Prolonged use of tape can damage the skin, causing sores that heal slowly
• Tape under socks gets winkled, the support diminishes, and it’s uncomfortable
• The tape needs to be replaced often to maintain pain relief
• It gets messy in the shower
I stopped taping and switched to an elastic support called The OrthoSleeve. The minute I put it on I could tell that this was for me. It slipped on easily and it’s thin – no problem under regular socks. It is easy to rinse out and it air-dries quickly in a few hours, making it simple to swap out every day.
To my pleasant surprise, I can wear the sleeve all day and while sleeping without discomfort. The FS6 is effective enough to provide relief, but comfortable enough to wear any time, even under normal socks and shoes. The plantar fasciitis pain is under control and stays away even when I remove the sleeve (not a good accessory for the shower).
I am reporting that using these “socks” relieved my foot pain and, dare I say it, cured the problem. It’s been several years since I needed them, but I still keep a pair of these on hand. JUST IN CASE.
The manufacturer also offers sleeves for the patella, knee, elbows, and calves.