The 9 Best Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spur Relief Products of 2020

Offer your feet much-needed pain relief with these helpful products

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Our Top Picks
"A patented orthotic… that you can wear in your favorite shoes for cushion and support."
"Silicone gel heel cups cradle the heel and provide extra shock relief."
"Heat these footbeds in an oven, then place them in your shoes and mold them to your feet."
"Night splint keeps your foot flexed at night while you sleep so it doesn't relax and tighten up the plantar fascia."
"One of the original Birkie styles with an orthotic-like footbed of cork and latex to comfort your feet."
"Has two adjustable Velcro® straps wrap around the arch and comes in three sizes."
Best for Stretching:
Cryosphere Foot Massager at Amazon
"Keep this handy football-shaped item in the freezer and take it out and roll it under your foot to provide cold therapy."
"Ice your foot the easy, no-mess way with this sleeve with re-freezable gel."
"A simple wooden foot roller designed to massage your foot correctly and can help stretch the plantar fascia."
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Best Overall: Heel That Pain Heel Seats Foot Orthotic Inserts

The HTP heel seats are a patented orthotic to help you with your heel pain. You can wear them in your favorite shoes for cushion and support. They come in regular and gel versions.

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Best Budget: Tuli's TuliGEL Shock Absorption Cushion Insert

Silicone gel heel cups cradle the heel and provide extra shock relief. You can use them with your regular footwear for added cushioning. If you're looking for something soft under the point where you feel the pain, give these a try.

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Best Custom Fit: Sole Softec Ultra-U Arch Support Inserts

Heat these footbeds in an oven, then place them in your shoes and mold them to your feet. A small research study found that they reduced plantar fascia strain by 34% in the twenty individuals studied, as did non-moldable semi-custom orthotics. But if you need a motion control orthotic, these won't correct your stride.

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Best for Nighttime: Ossur Form Fit Night Splint

A night splint keeps your foot flexed at night while you sleep, so it doesn't relax and tighten up the plantar fascia. If it tightens overnight, you irritate it again in the morning and experience that horrible pain with your first steps. Compare several different models of night splints for plantar fasciitis and heel spur, from soft to rigid. You'll be sleeping with this on your foot, so you will want to select a comfortable one.

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Best Footwear: BIRKENSTOCK Women's Arizona Sandals

Some people with plantar fasciitis or heel spur vigorously recommend Birkenstocks for recovery. This is one of the original Birkie styles with an orthotic-like footbed of cork and latex to comfort your feet. They are unisex and come in many colors and materials, in narrow and regular widths.

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Best for Arch: Pro-Tec Athletics Arch Supports

An arch brace supports and lifts the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue, which helps maintain the foot's arch. An arch brace can provide relief from the inflammation and pain. The Protec arch brace has two adjustable Velcro® straps wrap around the arch. They come in three sizes.

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Best for Stretching: Cryosphere Hot/Cold Foot Massager

Use this handy football-shaped item in two ways. Either chill it in the freezers or warm it with water and then roll it under your foot to provide cold/heat therapy, and massage to relieve inflammation while gently stretching it.

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Best Cold Therapy: Elasto Gel Hot/Cold Foot Wrap

Your doctor may recommend cold therapy for your condition. Ice your foot the easy, no-mess way with this sleeve with re-freezable gel. Just keep it in the freezer, and you are ready to ice your foot whenever you wish. This microwaveable brace can also be used for heat therapy.

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Best Massager: Body Back Wooden Foot Roller

This is a simple wooden foot roller designed to massage your foot correctly and can help stretch the plantar fascia. People often use a roller after recovering from the initial pain, to keep the fascia from tightening.

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