What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot/heel pain. 1 in 10 people will suffer from plantar fasciitis in their lifetime.
Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
The classic presentation of plantar fasciitis is stabbing pain that occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and stretch, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.
Treating plantar fasciitis
Most people who have plantar fasciitis recover in several months with conservative treatment, including resting, icing the painful area, stretching, or mechanically flexing the foot during sleep (e.g. a boot). Research supports icing and stretching as the most effective initial treatments.
How to treat plantar fasciitis with VibraCool
Freeze ice packs.
Thread strap through unit and ice.
Strap to foot, and turn on.
|Place the ice packs in the freezer for about 1 hour until frozen solid.||Thread the strap through the vibration unit and the ice pack.||Place VibraCool® on foot, then secure the velcro straps. Leave in place for 20 minutes.|
Watch the video on how to use the VibraCool Plantar unit.
Treating other foot pain (gout, bunions, plantar warts, and heel spurs).
VibraCool® provides wearable pain relief, with mechanical stimulation (M-Stim®) technology that can block pain on contact and can be used during icing and stretching exercises. VibraCool® Plantar’s vibration unit, with its dual-curve design, fits into the arch of the foot. Its velcro strap and specially designed ice packs fit comfortably on the foot and secure the vibration unit in place. For gout, bunion and other foot pain, place VibraCool on area of foot that hurts. Remember: Near bone and closest to the pain works the best.
Causes & risk factors for acute and chronic foot pain.
- Limb length discrepancy
- Increased activity
- People aged 40 to 60.
- Sports and activities add stress to the heel and its attached tissue.
- Distance runners
- Ballet Dancers
- Aerobic dance
- Certain foot mechanics
- Flat feet
- High arches
- Abnormal walking patterns
- Limb length differences
- Certain occupations spend long hours standing.
- Manufacturing workers
- Healthcare workers
- Hospitality workers
- Event staff workers