Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot/heel pain. It 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). Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.

 

Although anyone may experience plantar fasciitis, it is most common among people between the ages of 40 and 60. Certain types of exercise and activities that place a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue — such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and aerobic dance — can contribute to the onset of plantar fasciitis. Foot mechanics may be another factor that can lead to plantar fasciitis. Flat feet, a high arch or even an abnormal pattern of walking can affect the way weight is distributed when you’re standing and can put added stress on the plantar fascia.

 

Factory workers, health care workers, teachers and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can damage the plantar fascia.

 

People with occupations that keep you on your feet frequently experience this type of foot pain. Factory workers, health care workers, teachers and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can damage the plantar fascia. Most people who have plantar fasciitis recover in several months with conservative treatment, including resting, icing the painful area and stretching.

 

Other painful foot conditions include gout, plantar wart pain, bunion pain, and heel spur pain. 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 it’s dual-curve design, fits into the arch of the foot. It’s velcro strap and specially-designed ice packs fit comfortably on the foot, and secure the vibration unit in place.

 

For Plantar Fasciitis

  • Prepare unit: Freeze ice packs. Ice packs must be solid for use.
  • Insert hands-free strap through slot. Thread ice pack on top of the curved surface of the VibraCool®. Place foot on top of ice pack and attach unit to foot with the hands-free strap.
  • Press switch to “on” and leave in place until ice pack melts (8-10 minutes).
  • Repeat if desired. Unit will vibrate until the switch is turned off.

 

For Gout, Bunions, Other Foot Pain

  • Prepare unit: Freeze ice packs. Ice packs must be solid for use. insert hands-free strap through slot. Thread ice pack below the curved surface of the VibraCool®. Place ice pack side where pain is and attach unit with the hands-free strap.
  • Press switch to “on” and leave in place until ice pack melts (8-10 minutes).
  • Repeat if desired. Unit will vibrate until the switch is turned off.