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The content on this page has been reviewed by Dr. Kevin Soden MD, THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer, and Jerome Gallenstein, THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist
Best for my foot problemWould prefer other choices for rating. I don't 'love' any product. It either works or it doesn't. This one does. Ball of right foot painful due to injury. Thick padding allows painless walking. These socks do that just fine. Will repeat on them as ne ...
Disappointed in these socksI have been disappointed in these socks, because after a few washings, the heels started to fall down into my shoes! They were too expensive to sit in my drawer, so I wear them but am forced to often remove my shoe to pull them up! Thankfully a few ...
Socks that ease my pain!I feel less tired and less painful.
Comfortable paddingPadding in these socks keep my feet pain free all day.
better than I expectedWhen I put the socks on for the first time it was like walking on pillows. Unfortunately the pillowy cushion of the socks do not alleviate foot pain. Not the socks fault because my feet already hurt.
Good protection for heel and toesafer, due to the protective support of the heel and toe while walking and engaging in other everyday activities
Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot problem that often requires a number of different treatments to address it in the moment and prevent it in the future. One often overlooked component of therapy is the socks you wear. They can be one more tool to help reduce pain and be part of a preventive plan for the future, but it takes the right kind of socks – padded socks like Thorlos that are backed by clinical testing.
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a dense band of fibrous tissue that extends from the bottom of the medial side of the heel to the metatarsal heads and ends at the proximal digit of the toes. The plantar fascia is the main support mechanism for the arch of the foot. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) are a great complement to using a firm insert or “arch support” to immobilize the plantar fascia when it is causing pain or discomfort.
The engineered padding in Thorlos CTPS helps cradle the heel - especially, the heel spur to which the plantar fascia attaches. This is critical because the attachment point is where trauma to the plantar fascia occurs. Pain - whether it's at the heel, through the arch or at the other end of the fascia attachment points – is caused by the over stretching and tearing away of the fascia from the attachment site at the heel.
Thorlos padding under the arch cushions the heel from pressures caused by an insert or orthotic and padding under the forefoot similarly help alleviate the impact and pressure placed on the metatarsal bones.
Whether you wear an arch support/orthotics or not, Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) cushion the pressure and impact of each stride, thereby reducing the pain associated with those forces. For specific activities like running and walking, Thorlos padding cushions your heel and rear foot during the constant heel/toe motion. For court sports, it does the same thing during sprints, jumps and other moves; Thorlos CTPS cushions the impact in the arch and rear foot.
The wicking properties of Thorlos CTPS keep your foot dry, while the overall terry padding reduces impact, pressure and shear on your foot while it heals (the fascia is the only connective tissue in the foot that can grow and regenerate itself, thereby reattaching to the heel and possibly even elongating if given enough time (from several weeks to several months depending on individual circumstances).
Certified pedorthists (specialists who evaluate, design, fabricate and fits devices for the prevention of painful and/or disabling conditions of the foot and ankle) who regularly recommend Thorlos found that their patients loved the pain relief afforded by the combination of aggressive arch supports (or custom made orthotics) and Thorlo CTPS. When Thorlos CTPS are worn with an arch support in a properly fitted shoe, the combination can bring much needed and long-term relief.
We have also seen that regular stretching exercises like those at the bottom of this page can reduce painful symptoms and hasten recovery.
The padding in Thorlos CTPS is clinically shown to reduce:
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The following exercises, which can be done daily, are recommended by orthopedic specialists and other health professionals to help stretch the plantar fascia and the muscles and tendons in the foot and ankle. Others may be suggested by your doctor or foot care specialist. Whenever you stretch you should feel a slight pulling sensation, but not pain. If stretches cause pain, stop immediately and talk with your doctor.
– works and stretches the calf (gastrocnemius and soleus) muscles and Achilles tendon.
Stand about arm’s length facing a wall. The leg you want to stretch should be behind you, with the heel of your foot flat on the ground and the knee straight, but not “locked.” Keep the other leg in front of you, about 12 inches from the wall. Keeping both heels flat on the ground, slightly bend the front leg and move your hips forward so you can feel the stretch in the calf muscles and Achilles tendon of the leg behind you. Hold for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the stretch 10 times on the affected leg. Switch legs and repeat on the other side so that you work both sides of the body equally.
A modified version of this stretch can be done with both legs (the one behind you and the one in front of you) bent slightly. This enables you to more easily stretch both the calf muscles and the Achilles tendon.
Warning: Do not bounce while stretching. “Ballistic” stretches – as these are called - should be done only on the advice and supervision of a trained medical professional.
– works the plantar fascia itself.
Use a golf ball (or a tennis ball or another small ball that is firm). Sit upright on a chair or stool that is stable and put both feet on the floor. Place the ball under the arch of your foot and roll it back and forth for about two minutes. Repeat on the other foot if you are experiencing pain in both feet. Your foot should feel less painful and more limber after this exercise.
– stretches the plantar fascia and calf muscles.
Sit on the floor or in bed with both legs extended in front of you. Grab both ends of a bath towel and loop the towel around the forefoot of the leg you want to stretch. Keep the leg straight and pull the towel firmly toward you. Hold for 30 seconds (You will feel the stretch in your calf and in the heel)., then relax for 30 seconds. Do four repetitions, then repeat the stretch on the other leg
NOTE: These exercises are intended to help people who have plantar fasciitis. Of course, the best way to deal with the condition is to avoid it if possible. Here are a few tips for prevention:
The content on this page has been reviewed by:
Dr. Kevin Soden MD; THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer
Jerome Gallenstein; THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist
Remember; always consult your physician if you have pain, redness or other indications of problems in any area of your feet that persist for more than a few days.