I think it's been helping but I feel it's one tool of multiple I need to be using to address my plantar fasciatis.
I've suffered from crippling plantar fasciitis in both feet, with a plantar fascia rupture in one foot and further peroneal and Achilles tendonitis in the other. Multiple visits and thousands of dollars to a bad podiatrist, as well as hundreds of dollars on all sorts of braces, left me without results, continued pain and decreased mobility, and not a lot of hope for the future. Then I found the Equinus brace. Two weeks of wearing it as recommended has made an incredible difference. I can take steps without pain. I can do my job (nurse on a busy hospital floor) without always limping everywhere. I can walk my dog and hike. Will continue to use and will recommend to everyone.
Finding this brace, especially at an affordable cost through IQ Med, has been incredibly helpful to manage our son's inward gait due to growth plate issues. Would highly recommend.
My daughter is a figure skater, which doesn't pair well with muscle/joint stiffness and debilitating plantar fasciitis. The PT gave her stretches and exercises, but those have to be done exactly right each and every time to have any benefit, meaning I'm hovering and annoying her the whole time she's doing them. With the braces (yes, I bought 2!), my daughter can get an effective stretch while doing her homework or watching tv. She feels the stretch in just the right areas, so we know it's working. The results? The PT-prescribed work she does is now icing on the cake. PT can make better progress, muscles and joints are gaining flexibility, coach is happier, daughter is thrilled she can keep skating...and I can stop worrying about it.
This brace has helped me keep a good stretch on my ankle, but it is a bit hard to get your ankle into the brace, as it is more narrow toward the heel. Hard to put on with back pain. I like that you can set the ankle dorsiflexion, and the strap above the knee is helpful.