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The FXT plantar fasciitis splint fits like a sock, gives greater freedom.

Speed up the heeling process of plantar fasciitis. The FXT allows you to sleep comfortably while gently stretching out the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the toe.

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When heels are sore or you’re suffering from chronic heel pain, an application of cold and/or hot assists in the healing process.

Hot/Cold Packs provide therapy that’s constantly in touch with sore muscles, tendons and tissue. Microwave or freeze the packs depending on the desired treatment cold therapy is especially beneficial in the treatment of plantar fasciitis (heel pain). Apply cold therapy in the mornings and heat therapy in the evenings.

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Heel Anatomy

 


Heel pain is one of the most conditions I see in clinic and yet there is much debate about the causes of plantar fasciitis and diagnosing the condition.

 

Anatomy

The skin on the heel is thick which allows for protection when walking and standing. Under the skin is the fat pad which consists of tightly woven muscles fibres. Under the fatty tissue is the plantar fascia which starts at the heel runs along the sole of the foot and attaches to the toes. The plantar fascia is round 2-4 mm thick. A nerve called the medial calcaneal nerve runs along the inside of the heel. The lateral plantar nerve runs along the outer aspect of the heel. Compression of either nerve can cause pain.