Plantar Fasciitis Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.
SnOH Ball: The combination of cold and massage has proven effective at reducing the pain and inflammation caused by Plantar Fasciitis which is why we have chosen the SnOH Ball that has the combination of cold and focused trigger point massage in one easy to use device.
Aircast Airheel: To protect and heal during the day we have chosen the clinically proven pulsating support of Aircast Airheel. The unique bladder will support the arch during each step while the pulsation will stimulate blood flow to speed healing.
Pro Night Splint: To protect and heal through the night we have chosen the support of the Pro Night Splint. At night, keeping your foot in a flexed position will allow the fascia to heal and avoid the painful first step in the morning. The ProSplint is the lightest, most comfortable support on the market.
Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT and will provide you with a widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicate the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.
Fast Freeze: A powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you instant relief with a simple spray. Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore.
About Plantar Fasciitis
Learn About Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain/Bottom of the foot pain )
The most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel is Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed.
The plantar fascia connects the heel to the front of your foot and supports the arch with a long, thin ligament that lies directly beneath the skin.
The plantar fascia is designed to be absorb the shock and strains we place on our feet. Sometimes, that strain and shock is too much and the tissue becomes damaged and tears. The body's natural response to injury is inflammation, which results in the heel pain and stiffness of plantar fasciitis.
Many times Plantar Fasciitis occurs for no reason. There are, however, many factors that can make you more prone to the condition:
Tighter calf muscles that make it difficult to flex your foot and bring your toes up toward your shin
Very high arch
Repetitive impact activity (running/sports)
New or increased activity
Stretch Strap Foot and Ankle
Ankle Range of Motion
Foot and Ankle Strength-Resistance Bands
Introduction to Pains and Strains
How are these products any better than what I can by at my local pharmacy? We curated only medical grade products used in clinics and widely loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.
How often should I wear the night splint? Wear every night for the first two weeks and then after rigorous activity after the pain subsides.
How long does Plantar fasciitis take to heal? The blood flow is limited to the Plantar Facia which means it can take longer than six weeks to heal. However, with the stimulation and therapy found in the care kit you will be able to gain relief much sooner.
I think I have Plantar Fasciitis, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my Ankle by trying this kit? It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and diagnosis. However, most conservative treatment plans involve the therapies contained in the care kit, and if used appropriately, your risk is limited.
Achilles Tendon Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.
Freeze Sleeve: Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy Achilles Tendonitis. Freeze Sleeve combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch.
Aircast Airheel: To allow the inflamed area of the Achilles to rest you must force the engagement of the larger area of the Achilles tendon during each step. For that we have chosen the Airheel by Aircast because it is unique bladder system moves air from the bottom of the foot to your Achilles Tendon creating a pulsating compression that can protect the injury but also stimulate blood flow.
Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. For that reason, this care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke DPT and will provide you widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicates the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.
Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. So to provide you immediate relief the Care Kit contains Fast Freeze a powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you relief with a simple spray.
About Achilles Tendonitis
Learn About Achilles Tendonitis and Care Kit
So what is Achilles Tendonitis? It is the irritation and/or injury of the Tendon that connects the calf muscles to heal of your foot. This injury is usually a result of over use or a new activity such a start of a new season or new walking program. The symptoms are a tightness and pain in at the heal and tenderness at the Achilles. The Achilles Tendon connects the heel to your powerful calf muscle and is what gives you the push off and jump. As a result, the Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body.
The Achilles tendon is designed to connect and transfer the power of your calf to the foot. When the entire posterior chain (from the back of the leg to the foot) get tight and are overused the Achilles tendon can get micro tears and inflamed resulting in a Tendonitis. In the extreme the Achilles can even rupture. There are two types of Achilles tendonitis; insertional tendonitis when the micro-tears occur where the tendon inserts at the top of the heal and non-insertional tendonitis where it occurs in the middle of the tendon.
Some of the most common symptoms include.:
Pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon in the morning
Pain along the tendon or back of the heel that worsens with activity
Severe pain the day after exercising
Thickening of the tendon
Bone spur (insertional tendinitis)
Swelling that is present all the time and gets worse throughout the day with activity
Stretch Strap Foot and Ankle
Ankle Range of Motion
Foot and Ankle Strength-Resistance Bands
Introduction to Pains and Strains
How are these products any better than what I can by at my local pharmacy? We specially curated only medical grade products used in clinics and widely loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.
How long does it take to heel? It typically takes 4-6 weeks. However, with the proper care like what is in the care kit that time can be improved and the pain lessened during recovery.
How often should I wear my brace? Wear during all activities initially and then during rigorous activity as pain subsides.
I think I have Achilles Tendonitis, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my Ankle by trying this kit? It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and diagnosis. However, most conservative treatment plan involve the therapies contained in the care kit, if used appropriately, your risk is minimal.
Created by Mike Verplancke DPT, this is a total rehab plan complete with the stretch strap and exercise bands necessary to empower you to regain your strength and range of motion.
Plantar Fasciitis Strength and Stretch Plan.
Plantar Fasciitis Strength and Stretch Plan: Contains six strength and stretch exercises created and narrated by Mike Verplancke, DPT. This plan is based on his 20 years of clinical experience for foot pain all brought to the comfort of your own home. To assist in the exercises the plan includes:
Stretch Strap delivers the benefits of assisted stretching without a partner. Multiple loops permit deep, gradual stretching of major muscle groups with greater safety, control and effectiveness than is possible unaided.
High end exercise bands. Our 12" by 2" heavy duty resistance loop bands are made of 100% natural latex and come in 5 varying resistance levels. The extra light and light bands are great for starting, while our medium, heavy and extra heavy exercise bands are targeted to grow with your recovery.
The combination of flexible gel with compressive lycra make this the only product to provide therapy while you move.
Freeze Sleeve- Compression and Cold while you move.
Freeze Sleeve: A product to reduce swelling; combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro-Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch. Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for most joint pain.
Why Cold and Compression
Cold, often called Cryotherapy, and static compression is commonly used for the treatment of pain and inflammation after acute injury or surgical procedures. Cryotherapy has become one of the most common treatments in orthopedic medicine.
The reason for using cold is to lower the temperature of the injured tissue. The reduction in temperature reduces the metabolic rate and helps the injured tissue survive the period after the issue. Several studies have shown that metabolic rate decreases by application of cryotherapy. Compression is often used in conjunction with cryotherapy for the care of injuries. Applying compression increases the external pressure on the tissue to prevent edema (swelling). The compression reduces the fluid loss from the vessels in the injured area, making it more difficult for fluids to accumulate.
Ice with compression is also colder than ice alone, because of the improved skin contact and increased tissue density caused by the compression. Tissue reaches its lowest temperature faster and the tissue stays cool even after treatment ends.
Cool ice and pinpoint control all in one device. Foot pain, stemming from conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs has finally met its match.
SnOH Ball: Cold and Pinpoint Massage Combined.
SnOH Ball: The combination of cold and massage has proven effective at reducing the inflammation and pain of Plantar Fasciitis, which is why we have chosen the SnOH Ball that combines cold focused trigger point massage in one easy to use device.
Get the pinpoint control combined with cold, to soothe and comfort sore aching feet
Contains non-toxic gel and stays cold for hours at room temperature
The SnOH Ball is,100% American made and 100% guaranteed!
Aircast Airheel-For Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis
Its dynamic air bladder provides support and massage to achilles and plantar fasciitis resulting in clinically proven relief.
Aircast Airheel Massage and Support of Plantar Fascia and Achilles Tendon.
Aircast Airheel: The AirHeel has proven to provide relief for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis by using a patented two bladder system that dynamically moves air from under the arch to the achilles and back with each step. This pulsating pressure not only provides support and compression, it also stimulates blood flow to the injured area.
Low profile design will give you the stretch and support you need to relieve Plantar Fasciitis pain while still getting a great nights rest
Pro Night Splint Relief.
Pro Night Splint: The Pro Night Splint will provide you the gentle stretch in a comfortable low profile design that will allow you to sleep.
A soft, padded dorsal shell helps hold the foot in a neutral, 90º position providing a moderate stretch and optimal comfort.
Designed to provide a low profile, comfortable fit that’s easy to apply with soft strap closures around the foot and calf.
Open heel design allows for minimal walking when needed.
Two sizes fit right or left.
Why a Night Splint
Using anight splint can be one of the most effective ways to treat the injury and requires little work from you. You wear the splint overnight. When wearing the splint, the fascia tissue is prevented from becoming tighter during the night, therefore avoiding those terrible morning sore feet that can occur.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common problem that affects the sole of the foot, where there is a band of tissue that stretches from the heel to the toes. This can become inflamed and sore to walk on, giving the sufferer stabbing pains. The pain is most commonly felt at the heel end, where the tissue joins to the bone. The main symptom of Plantar Fasciitis is that you will have sore feet when you get out of bed in the mornings. Each step will be painful, but will ease off over the next 5 to 10 minutes. However, if you rest, the pain can return as the fascia tissue contracts and tightens again. When wearing the splint, the foot is held in a certain position, called “dorsiflexion“. This means that the fascia is stretched, not allowing it to contract and become tighter overnight.
The great thing about a night splint is that the remedy is quite gentle and the fascia will be returned to its proper length over a period of time. Once stretched out, the plantar fascia will become less tense and therefore will cause less pain. Some people have reported that the splint has helped them within a few nights. However, some other people may require that they wear the splint for longer periods of time before they see any benefits. This can be annoying as they can be quite bulky, but if you persevere, it will be worth it. It will be best to start wearing the night splint for a short period of time, perhaps only 1 hour, then extending it gradually each night and week. The ideal target will be to wear it overnight or for around 4 to 5 hours. This is the perfect time period for the plantar fascia tissue to extend and begin to heal.