- Value: 17/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Ease of Use: 19/20
- Feel-good Factor: 20/20
- Customization Abilities: 19/20
- TOTAL: 94/100
It started during the pandemic: aching feet that weren’t exactly painful but would often feel sore and cause me to sit down and knead them with my hands, trying to rub away the discomfort. I eventually went to a podiatrist and was told that I suffered from plantar fasciitis, a common condition where the ligament on the bottom of the foot is inflamed.
“The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that forms part of the arch in your foot. Overuse injury, repetitive strain or tension on the plantar fascia causes pain at its origin on the bottom of the heel bone,” Dr. Suzanne Fuchs, a foot and ankle surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Palm Beach tells me. The fix is to get proper footwear (even while WFH!) and stretch regularly. I tried my best to do both, but I admittedly got lazy and wished for an easier way to get relief. Enter: a foot massager. But not just any foot massager—the RENPHO Foot Massager ($130)