Podiatrists Say Compression Socks Can Relieve Foot Pain – Grab Amazon’s Best Selling Pair for $8.50

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Terrified of the feet has brought you down?  For just nine bucks, you get a sweet, sweet relief.  (Photo: Amazon)

Terrified of the feet has brought you down? For just a few bucks, you get a sweet, sweet relief. (Photo: Amazon)

If you’ve ever had plantar fasciitis, you know how painful it can be. The condition that has an impact 2 million Americans can experience intense symptoms every year, such as pain in the bottom of the foot and pain that gets worse when you walk.

In any case, there is good news: plantar fasciitis is treatable. A go-to trick that podiatrists prefer? Compression socks. “We use these regularly for our patients with plantar fasciitis,” Melissa Lockwood, DPM, a podiatrist at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates in Bloomington, Illinois, tells Yahoo Life.

Well, Amazon’s best-selling Bitly Plantar Fasciitis Compression Socks are only $8.50 when you use a coupon on the page!

Shop it: Bitly Plantar Fasciitis Compression Socks, $8.50 with coupon on the page (was $10), amazon.com

Plantar fasciitis occurs when there is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a long, thin ligament that lies directly under the skin on the bottom of your foot and connects your heel to the front of your foot, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). That inflammation can be caused by stress, tension and pressure on the area, the AAOS says. Cue the pain.

Sometimes a little pressure is a good thing — just ask millions of plantar fasciitis sufferers.  (Photo: Amazon)Sometimes a little pressure is a good thing — just ask millions of plantar fasciitis sufferers.  (Photo: Amazon)

Sometimes a little pressure is a good thing — just ask millions of plantar fasciitis sufferers. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Bitly Plantar Fasciitis Compression Socks, $8.50 with coupon on the page (was $10), amazon.com

“The purpose of a compression sock for plantar fasciitis is to better support the arch of the foot,” Richard H. Graves, DPM, of Sol foot and ankle centers in Longwood, Calif., Yahoo Life tells. “Better support means less stress on the plantar fascia and, hopefully, pain relief, or at least the prevention of pain recurrence.”

Compressing the plantar fascia “will help with both pain and inflammation of the affected ligament,” Lockwood says. Plantar fasciitis compression socks have a lot going for them, Graves says: They provide at least partial pain relief, can be worn with any type of shoe or even barefoot, and can be worn with orthotics. They are also easy to wash and wear.

The Bitly socks, which are available in five different colors, tick all the boxes. They use compression to gently squeeze the center of your feet to relieve your pain. These handy socks are moisture-wicking, so you can layer them on or wear them as is without worrying about sweaty feet. They even offer a little extra ankle support.

Choose from beige (above), white, black, gray and pink...or buy them all!  (Photo: Amazon)Choose from beige (above), white, black, gray and pink...or buy them all!  (Photo: Amazon)

Choose from beige (above), white, black, gray and pink…or buy them all! (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Bitly Plantar Fasciitis Compression Socks, $9, with coupon on the page (was $10), amazon.com

More than 19,000 fans have left rave reviews for the Bitly compression socks, swear by their comfort and ability to relieve pain. “My plantar fasciitis was severe and it took over a year to completely clear up. I tried braces, sleeves, creams and finally saw a podiatrist,” a five star reviewer wrote. “These are the second best things I have used to help me with my plantar fasciitis. The best was my podiatrist and the steroid injection I got. However, these sleeves reduced and eventually eliminated my pain when walking. I tried a few other brands. They turned out to be worthless, but these work just fine.”

AN fellow fan had this to say: “I immediately put the sleeve on my foot and the first sensation was almost an audible laugh because I thought there is now a way that this thing can have some effect. Two hours later I noticed some relief and 10 hours later was remarkable….This morning I can take a step almost painlessly.”

A self-described”ultimate skeptic” said they were “desperate” after plantar fasciitis sidelined their distance running. Now, they said, their plantar fasciitis is “completely under control.” They continued, “I run without pain, I wake up and can walk without pain. I am truly amazed that something so simple has solved my struggle with PF. I have been running for four months now, up to 40 miles a week. My life is back in balance now that running is back in my life Last week I won my age group at my first organized running event in years Thank you!

Don’t suffer from plantar fasciitis pain. If you’re struggling, get these discounted compression socks. Your feet will thank you.

Shop it: Bitly Plantar Fasciitis Compression Socks, $8.50 with coupon on the page (was $10), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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