#1 Best Foot Massager for Plantar Fasciitis
What is Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis, otherwise referred to a heel pain, can be very painful and if you suffer from it day in, day out, it can quite literally ruin your life! The ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes is called the “Plantar Fascia”. It is there especially to support the arch of your foot.
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Unfortunately, it’s documented that 10% of people will suffer from plantar fasciitis during their life. Many of those people are in middle age but that doesn’t mean the condition doesn’t affect younger people. It can and it can occur in both feet at the same time. In worse cases, it can cause foot swelling as well as pain.[azontables id=”8926″ /]
Apart from resorting to painkillers and buying a pair of orthotics, what else can you do to get rid of that unbearable heel pain? You could try the foot massage. There are a number of good quality foot massagers for plantar fasciitis available that can do the job for you, or you can get a loved one to give your feet a long, restorative foot massage at the end of the day. Not only will a foot massage encourage pain relief, it helps to boost blood circulation in the area and increase flexibility.
Here are three of our favourite plantar fasciitis foot massagers:
Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager
This foot massager gives a good variety of five different deep foot massage treatments, and concentrates on the foot from the top, right to the heel. It applies optional heat, if required which is extremely soothing. It’s not cheap, retailing at just under the $140 price point (depending on where you purchase it from) but it does do a satisfying job.
Relatively large, it’s not easily portable but you can enjoy your favourite TV programme while letting it do its work.
Shiatsu Therapeutic Kneading and Rolling Foot Massager
At a cheaper price you can buy the Shiatsu Therapeutic Kneading and Rolling Foot Massager (It will cost about $69). This massager will target key pressure points—toes, arch, heel, and sides—to soothe tired and worn feet, stimulating circulation and comfort with rolling, kneading, and pulsing.
Choose from one of four automatic modes to accommodate different health needs. These modes will use different massage motions to target different areas of your feet. This foot massager is designed lightweight and compact, so you can store this foot massager easily and simply when you’re done with the massage.
Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager
At $45 (depending on retailer) is the Homedics Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager which is small, lightweight and portable. It’s also relatively inexpensive. Suitable for any size foot, it has easy-to-use toe-touch controls so you can quickly change the message without moving your upper body.
It delivers a deep-kneading Shiatsu massage which relieves foot tension and encourages relaxation. With the optional heat function, you can experience an intense, deep massage that is satisfying and rejuvenating. This product is ideal for plantar fasciitis sufferers.