23 Super Cheap Amazon Finds That Will Save Your Feet from Plantar Fasciitis (& More)
Plantar fasciitis, hammer toes, heel spurs—whether you’re a 20-something server who’s on your feet all day or an octogenarian power walker, foot pain is real—especially the ever-common plantar fasciitis caused by the inflamed connective tissue (the planter fascia) that supports the arch of the foot. Thank goodness Amazon has plenty of super affordable products to keep our dogs from barking, from fancy socks to straightforward massagers…and everything in-between. In fact, here are 23 of them. Get shopping.
(Note: If you’re pregnant or have any medical concerns, please check with your doctor before trying to any of these options.)
1. Ceramic Chinese Soup Spoons
Yes, you’re reading the correct list. Chinese soup spoons have been used for centuries to perform gua sha, a traditional Chinese medicine practice where a blunt tool is used to scrape skin as a manner of promoting blood flow, healing and repair. TLDR: This might be juuuust the right thing for anyone suffering from plantar fasciitis. To use, lather on some cream or oil to the bottom of your foot. Then, applying light pressure, stroke the blunt edge of the spoon from the top of your heel to your foot pad in vertical strokes, making sure not to cause any additional pain. (If you’re in more pain, stop.) Do the same thing horizontally across your foot. Ah, sweet relief.
2. Thumb Saver Massage Tool
If you’re massaging your feet a lot, your thumbs could probably use a break. This tool does just that, creating some serious leverage that saves your hands from cramping. Similar to the soup spoon, you can use this tool for scraping the soft tissue (aka plantar fascia) found on the bottom of your feet.
3. Kanjo Acupressure Foot Pain Relief Single Roller
We love this simple, Montessori-looking apparatus. Plant it under your desk and roll away the pain while you type up your next masterpiece. It’s small enough to even pack with you when you travel.
4. TheraFlow Foot Massager (Large) Dual Roller
Because you tried the single massager and now you want the big boy to tackle both feet at once.
5. ZenToes Gel Toe Separators for Overlapping Toes
Until you’ve tried these genius little creations, you have no idea how much you needed them. Cramped toes can lead to a massive amount of all-over foot pain, including long-term issues like bunions. These washable and reusable separators slip on easily, providing foot-saving alignment that can even be worn while you walk around.
6. Metatarsal Sleeve Pads
Shocker: Most of the shoes we wear don’t provide the metatarsal support we need, which can—you guessed it—lead to bone-cringing foot pain. But we love this simple solution. Next time you go on a ten-mile run, try wearing these reusable, washable soft gel pads.
7. Pro-Tec Spiky Massage Ball
Sure, it looks like a dog toy, but you’ll want to keep Sparky far away from this magical massage ball. After taking up running, PureWow senior editor Dana Dickey tested the spike technology herself and scored the red ball a whopping 96 out of 100 on the PW100 scale. All this to say: It’s probably worth the ten bucks…and if you don’t like it, Sparky will.
9. ZenToes Hammer Toe Straightener and Corrector
For one customer suffering from hammer toe pain, these correctors were a godsend: “When I first saw these, I really did not see how they were going to be helpful with my hammer toes as they do not look like they would do anything at all. All of my toes except my big toes are hammer toes that are so curled you can't even see the toenails. My podiatrist did not believe surgery would be beneficial to me, so I got these to help with the pain…I could not believe how much of a difference they made! Instantly, my pain was relieved.”
10. Nefeeko Collapsible Water Bottle
One of the most common ways to relieve plantar fasciitis pain quickly is to roll your foot over a frozen plastic water bottle. The cold compress helps to decrease inflammation as the rolling massages the soft tissue. But you can easily go the sustainable route with a silicone bottle, like this one. Plus, this guy has creases for higher-impact massage.
11. SB SOX Compression Socks
Increase blood flow and amp up your arch support with these compression sleeves. You can wear them to bed (which, psst, might even help you get to sleep faster), with sandals or even under another pair of socks for your workout or that big hike you’re planning.
12. Stainless Steel Gua Sha Tool
Another scraping tool, this one has double-beveled edges that can really get deep into your myofascial pain. To use, apply oil to the foot, angle the tool at 45 degrees in the direction that you want to treat and press using smooth, firm strokes in one direction.
13. Medical Stainless Steel Gua Sha Massage
Gua sha strikes again! This particular scraping tool might be our favorite on the list for its easy-to-hold finger holes and ball point, which can be used to target specific acupressure points.
14. Vive Foot Rocker Calf Stretcher
You know tight calves are bad for foot pain. So, you run through your stretches every morning, but they’re not doing as much as they used to. Time to call for reinforcements. This calf rocker takes things deeper with an ergonomic design that creates a gentle back-and-forth motion to evenly stretch the muscles in need. Rockabye, calves.
15. AiBast Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint
Ideal for heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis and dangle foot, this contraption is more straightforward than it looks. It essentially positions your foot at the ideal angle to stretch it through the night, so you can wake up without that hankering pain.
16. Pasnity Spiky Foot Massage Roller + Balls
If you love the ball rolling trick, why not just invest in the whole package?
17. Cold/Hot Therapy Socks
You’re hot and cold, you’re yes and you’re—wait, actually that feels amazing. Not meant for wearing while walking or standing, these therapy socks provide instant relief with gel silica packs that can be microwaved or frozen depending on your needs. Just cue up a Netflix binge, sit back and enjoy.
18. NatraCure Cold Therapy Socks
Don’t take our word for it. Just look at the over-4,000 reviews with an average of 4.4 stars that say these socks are the go-to for immediate relief from inflammation and swelling.
19. Heal That Pain Heal Seats
Another highly rated and reviewed pain-relief product, these insoles are specifically designed to attack plantar fasciitis pain by realigning the fascia into a healthier position.
20. Moji Foot Massager Roller for Feet Pain Relief
Five balls are better than one. That’s how the saying goes, right?
21. BYRIVER Reflexology Foot Massager Slippers
Not your average slippers—you’re definitely not supposed to walk around the house in these—slide these on for some prompt foot relief without having to do the heavy reflexology work yourself. Wear them for a few minutes (building up resilience over time) while catching up on the news to reap the full benefits of this funky footwear.
23. Vive Dual Calf Stretcher
Why get one calf stretcher when you can get two?