Why do toe separators help plantar fasciitis?
Toe separators are not typically used to treat plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain that is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.
While toe separators may help to position the toes correctly while applying nail polish or other products to the feet, they are not designed to provide support or relief for plantar fasciitis.
To treat plantar fasciitis, a person may need to take a number of steps, including:
Resting and avoiding activities that put stress on the feet, such as running or standing for long periods of time.
Stretching the calf muscles and plantar fascia.
Wearing supportive shoes with good arch support.
Using orthotic inserts or arch supports to help alleviate pressure on the plantar fascia.
Applying ice to the affected area to reduce inflammation.
If you are experiencing heel pain and suspect that you may have plantar fasciitis, it is important to see a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.