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The NEW oapl Plantar Fasciitis Sock

OAPL is excited to launch our NEW Plantar Fasciitis Support sock! It has been designed in-house by our team of podiatrists to offer relief of plantar fascial symptoms, heel and arch pain, and ‘first step’ morning pain.

Designed with multizone compression to relieve swelling and discomfort, our new Plantar Fasciitis sock includes an innovative silicone heel cushion for pressure release and advanced cushioning in every step. Providing you with a product that serves as an all day, everyday management solution for a range of heel and foot conditions.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis stands for ‘inflammation of the plantar fascia.’ The fascia runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel bone to the toes. It forms part of the arch of the foot and functions as one of our shock absorbing mechanisms. Unfortunately, the cellular makeup of the fascia is not as elastic as muscle tissue and is limited in its ability to elongate or stretch. Functionally, the cellular makeup of the tissue is prone to breakdown given too much traction placed on the fascia (for multiple reasons) leads to microtears, which in turn leads to irritation; inflammation and ultimately pain.

Symptoms wise, Plantar Fasciitis usually causes discomfort and pain in the heel region. Some people make experience arch pain. Both heel and arch pain discomfort are related to Plantar Fasciitis however pain experienced in the heel is far more common than arch pain.

Key features

  • Medical grade compression to reduce swelling and discomfort
  • Anatomic silicone heel insert built into the sock to relieve and elevate the heel
  • Machine washable, breathable fabric
  • Can be worn with or without footwear

Other uses:

  • Chronic sore feet when standing for long periods
  • Elderly patients suffering from fat pad atrophy in the heel
  • Sever’s disease

Sock Care:

The Plantar Fasciitis Support Sock is made from a combination of polyamide, elastane, polyurethane, and cotton. The polyester insert is made from silicone. To ensure correct care of the sock, it is recommended that our sock is hand washed in cool water. The sock should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct heat or sunlight. It is not suitable for bleaching, ironing, or tumble drying.


For more information on our new Plantar Fasciitis Sock, you can view the product on our online shops. Alternatively, feel free to call us on 1300 866 275 or email us at info@oapl.com.au