Webb Compression Plantar Fasciitis Foot Sleeve
When I read on URP that Eric was looking for someone who was experiencing plantar fasciitis issues to try the Webb Compression foot sleeve, I jumped at the chance. I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis since June of last year. I was in the process of training for the 2016 Barkley Fall Classic 50K when my injury occurred and I ended up with a DNS. I took 2 months off from running and then slowly started running again and the injury resurfaced. At the time of this review I am waiting on an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon.
I received the Webb Compression foot sleeves on Valentine’s Day. The package of two sleeves also contained a hand written note card from Traci at Webb Compression thanking me for trying their product and wishing me a speedy recovery. I thought the hand written note was a nice touch. The sleeves I received were marked as Large and fit my size 11 foot without any issues. The compression sleeves have an open toed design with an elastic web built in under the arch and along the back of the sleeves along the Achilles heel region. Due to the open toe design users may want to wear an additional sock over the sleeve when wearing shoes. I often wore just the sleeve with sandals during the test period. I wore the sleeves religiously for a week even wearing them to bed. On two occasions I awoke during the night with minor discomfort in the Achilles tendon due to pressure from the sleeve. My overall impression of the sleeves is favorable. After wearing the sleeve for a week I found that I had less pain upon standing first thing in the morning and after sitting for long periods. The following week I stopped using the sleeve and the pain returned.
My test design was not carefully designed or in the least bit scientific and I don’t believe that the use of the product will resolve plantar fasciitis by itself. I do believe that the Webb Compression sleeve is a useful product to add to the tool box in the overall treatment of plantar issues along with stretching, trigger point therapy, and foam rolling.
I do know that after the pain returned from not wearing the sock for the second week I have decided to put it back on and I will wearing it to my appointment with the surgeon. The sleeves retail for $25.00 a pair here on the URP Amazon affiliate link and I believe this price point is in the range of similarly designed products. I would recommend that anyone having plantar issues to give the product a try.
Has anyone else had success with a foot sleeve for PF relief? How long did it take? What other methods have relieved the morning pain?
Reviewed by Paul Flanders for URP. This product was provided to URP/Paul for review. All words are his own, no expectation of a positive review was expected and no compensation was provided to either Paul or URP.