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Helps relieve heel and arch pain How does it work?
The PediRoller helps stretch the plantar fascia, a band of connective tissue running along the bottom of the foot, increasing flexibility and reducing pain. Its ridged design massages tired feet, reducing tension and stimulating circulation to the affected areas.
It can be used as cold therapy by chilling or freezing before use, which will help reduce inflammation and combat pain. Easy to use, the PediRoller does not require batteries or electrics and can be used quickly while sitting reading, watching TV or just relaxing.
How to use
Following the exercise guide within the pack, roll the bottom of the foot back and forth from heel to arch. The exercise should be repeated for 3 to 5 minutes twice a day, morning and night. Freezing the product before use will help if the area is inflamed.
How effective is the PediRoller?
The PediRoller uses a proven foot therapy to keep feet healthy and toned. It can be easily used to help stretch the plantar fascia, increasing flexibility and reducing pain. Available through pharmacy, the PediRoller is a CE marked medical device.
Correctly exercising feet will keep them healthy and strong. Stretching and strengthening programmes play an important role in the treatment of heel and arch pain caused by plantar fasciitis. In a study* 83% of patients involved in stretching programmes for heel pain were successfully treated.
What is Plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an extremely common injury that many runners and fitness enthusiasts suffer with. Deep pain in the underside of the heel is often diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis (pronounced "plantar fash-eee-eye-tiss") is a very common cause of heel pain in adults. With no externally visible features to highlight the condition, the pain can usually be located when pressure is applied under the heel. Over use and excessive pronation (rolling in of your feet when you walk) can cause inflammation in the plantar fascia ligament which runs along the bottom of the foot, especially when tears occur in the tissue. Burning, stabbing or aching pains in the heel and arch are the result. Plantar fasciitis is most painful in the mornings as the plantar fascia tightens during the night while we are asleep. Stretching morning and evening are important in relieving and treating this condition.
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