Thermoskin Thermal Heel-Rite
Provides effective support to relieve tension and pain for the daytime treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. The support straps provide compression to the plantar fascia attachment at the point of the calcaneus for immediate relief, while the thermal properties help reduce inflammation.
Heal-Rite is designed to be used during the day while you are on your feet. During the first week, Heel-Rite should be worn as much as possible when on your feet. If your heel pain is bad, you may have to begin by using Heel-Rite for half-days only.
Throughout the day adjust the tension of the straps to maintain maximum support yet not so tight as to cause further irritation or ache. As your heel pain begins to subside during weeks 2 & 3, wear Heel-Rite for half-days or on alternate days. By the end of week 3 you may find that you only need to use the support on an occasional basis when walking or standing is in high demand, or if your heel pain begins to return. The bulleted items summarize how to use Heel-Rite:
- Use during the day when on your feet.
- Avoid using support at night during sleep.
- Adjust the tension of straps periodically for ideal support.
- Wear for shorter periods initially if heel pain is bad.
- Taper off on its use as heel pain subsides.
Heal-Rite comes in 2 sizes to ensure a perfect fit:
Heal-Rite can be used in most shoes but it works best in lace up oxfords or athletic shoes, sandals or other open backed shoes. Avoid tight fitting shoes with high heels and/or poor arch support.
This support provides compressive forces, it should not be worn by those with circulatory problems, diabetes, neuropathy or any other conditions that decreases sensation in the foot! Nor should it be worn by those with skin problems such as rashes, irritations, diseases or ulcers.
This support should only be worn during the day. DO NOT wear this support during the night when sleeping.
If your toes go numb or turn blue, purple or white, the support is too tight. First loosen the straps a little. If this doesn’t help, then discontinue the use of the support immediately and consult with your health professional. You may require a larger size.
Discontinue use immediately if you notice numbness, swelling, cramping, or a worsening pain developing in the foot or leg.