The Connection Between Arthritis and Plantar Fasciitis

Arthritis is a disease causing painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints, and combined with Plantar Fasciitis, most patients experience day long pain and swelling in the ball of their foot and ankle joint. 

What's the link?

Rheumatoid Arthritis can be directly linked to Plantar Fasciitis, as it affects the small joints located in the feet. This condition causes inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues, and this inflammation makes rheumatoid arthritis sufferers more prone to plantar fasciitis. 

compression sock best for plantar fasciitis 

What is the cause of my foot pain?

With over a quarter of Australians experiencing foot pain, there can be multiple reasons that you may be experiencing swelling, inflammation, pain or aching in your feet. From gout to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis,psoriatic arthritis, feet are prone to ailments due to multiple small bones they're made up of. 

Usually, a doctor will be able to run tests for gout, and identify the source of pain caused by inflammation. Weight gain, sports injuries, and simply being on your feet for extended periods of time can increase pain in your feet and calves. 

What treatment options do I have?

Unfortunately, with no cure for Arthritis or Plantar Fasciitis, the key to pain management lies in 

- Regular rest.
- Ice and compression.
- Physiotherapy and exercises.
- Wearing appropriate insoles and arch supports.
- A diet low in inflammatory foods such as gluten and dairy.


How can compression socks help?

Compression socks work by compressing the arches of the feet, which, in turn, can decrease inflammation and help support your arches. Compression socks provide adequste pressure across your foots ball, arch, plantar fascia, heel and ankle; Orthosocks Compression Socks will provide immediate relief for aching feet. 

Orthosocks Plantar Fasciitis Compression socks support blood flow to reduce foot fatigue, stimulate circulation and reduce swelling. 



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