Plantar Fasciitis Ankle Sleeve
Wearing a ankle compression sleeve is one of the best ways to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and relieve plantar fasciitis and other ankle and foot pains. Neo Sports Lab has developed several types of ankle and foot sleeves. Each of the ankle sleeves is specially designed and made of high quality material. All our ankle compression sleeves are widely used in support plantar fascia, heel, and Achilles tendon.
Plantar Fasciitis: what is it? How can ankle sleeves help?
Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of plantar fascia – a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. If tension and stress on that bowstring become too great, small tears can arise in the fascia. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fascia to become irritated or inflamed.
Plantar fasciitis typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel. The pain is usually the worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or rising from sitting. The pain is usually worse after exercise, not during it.
Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. An early treatment or protection is very important. Wearing an ankle compression sleeve can help relive pain and prevent plantar fasciitis to get worse.
Compression works by applying pressure to specific zones of the heel and foot (most notably the fascia, the ball of the foot, and areas along the ankle) to improve circulation, stretch the fascia, and provide additional support. The ankle sleeve keeps the foot stable and helps the plantar fascia stay limber and slightly stretched–which can make a big improvement when it comes to those first few steps after inactivity or in the morning! Compression socks and sleeves can also reduce inflammation and swelling through constant pressure.
Compression socks and sleeves can be worn almost anywhere, and can stay on while you sleep at night. While compression sleeves aren’t a cure-all, countless testimonials speak to their effectiveness on an individual basis. They’re low cost, no-risk, and they could be a terrific way to improve your heel pain.
How to Choose Ankle Sleeves for Plantar Fasciitis?
There are so many ankle sleeves on market. Which one(s) to choose all depends on your needs. But here are some factors to consider:
- Material: Ankle sleeves can be make from neoprene or knitted fabric. Neoprene sleeves may provide better support, but not meant for longer wear. Knitted fabric sleeves are thin and light weight. The moisture-wicking fabric sleeves are breathable and make you skin dry and comfortable, so they are good for longer wear
- Frequency: Depending on your needs, you may wear your ankle sleeve for a short period of time or all day. If you plan to wear for all day or night, you should consider those sleeves that give mild to moderate compression. The anti-microbial copper sleeves may suit better for this purpose
- Type of Ankle Sleeves: There are thick ankle sleeves, thin sleeves, sleeves with straps, and ankle sleeves with silicone gel inserts all provide varying levels of support, protection and compression
- Comfort: Take time to choose the correct size sleeve to best fit your ankle and foot. A wrong size sleeve that is too tight can cut through your blood circulation, while a too loose sleeve may not give you the support and compression you need