Night Splint, Brace & Compression Sleeve Can Definitely Help Alleviate Pain/Discomfort From ‘Plantar Fasciitis’.
All from Amazon.
Plantar Fasciitis is a new affliction over the last few months. Yes, kind of a pain. Recently I have tried using all the above aids & it has definitely helped — along with decent arch supports in my walking shoes.
Just wanted to share this with you in case you too were having issues. These aids are cheap enough. So worth trying. The secret, I have found, is to really lift up the arch.
Best of luck. Let me know how you fare.
Prior posts on this blog.
As soon as I was permitted to walk without crutches — i.e., after 6-weeks — I started a rigorous exercise regime which sees me walking around 7-8 miles a day. To start with I wore a proper brace on my damaged knee. After about 3 months of that I discovered compression sleeves.
I got HOOKED on them. And that was the CLUE.
I got hooked on them.
I wore them on both knees. They were super comfortable, provided great support and made both knees feel great. Pain was never a factor. I lucked out! I was pain free within 2-weeks of surgery. Great surgery and I am strange.
But, this got me thinking.
No gain without pain.
If it is too good to be true.
I think about these things.
Did some research. Yes, I could have continued wearing them, all the time, as I had done.
But, they were REDUCING the muscle & tendon strength I was gaining from all my exercise. Oh! I do 23-minutes on a stationary bike, most days too.
So, I have cut back on using the sleeves. Cut back quite dramatically.
Most days I don’t use them at all, at all. No problem so far. No pain. Knees haven’t buckled.
I do wear them if I conditions underfoot are bad. Want my knees supported if I fall.
So, that is the new regime. Hope this helps.
Do some research. Basically, it boils down to: “too much of a good thing“.
There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.
IF you want to be ultra pedantic
2 of the braces are ‘compression sleeves’.
But, this is my new regime for snow/ice.
These go on first for muscle/tendon support.
Then, these on top of those.
The lockable brace, LOCKED at 0° on my left injured knee,
the other on my right, so far uninjured knee.
But, have to be careful. You can slip/slide on them.
Walking stick with crampon to top it all off!
Living in New Hampshire I can’t escape snow and ice. Though we now have a monster 3-stage snowblower, with tracs, I still need to be out in the snow/ice — and I still do some shovelling. PLUS, I have to get in my 6 — 7 miles of walking.
After my slip-and-fall 10-months ago when I busted my quad tendon, I am rather anxious not to damage my knees again. Hence the precautions.
I now wear knee braces, on both knees, ALL DAY. I don’t need to, but they help and I have, honestly, become addicted to them! As my surgeon has said, it will not do any har. Might even do some good.
But, I know that it is the sudden ‘twisting’/extension of the knee/leg tendon/muscles that lead to injury. Hence, the locked brace and the semi-locked one. Hoping that if I do fall, and that seems odds-on, they might help keep the knee straight. That is the theory.
Just sharing with you, just in case.
All the braces are from Amazon. The compression sleeves are cheap; i.e., under $7/each.