Three out of four Americans experience a foot problem in their lifetime, with women affected by foot issues four times as often as men.
Akron, OH (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Hygenic/Performance Health, maker of Perform® Pain Reliever, announces the introduction of the Perform® Foot Pain Therapy Kit, a comprehensive solution with step-by-step instructions that combine stretching, massage and cold therapy to help rehabilitate sore, aching or painful feet.
Simple yet effective options are important for the large population of individuals suffering each year from aching arches, plantar fasciitis, diabetes-related foot conditions, arthritic foot joints, and generally sore or tired feet. Underscoring the need are the staggering statistics associated with many of these ailments:
- Three out of four Americans experience a foot problem in their lifetime, with women affected by foot issues four times as often as men(1).
- Approximately two million people are treated annually for plantar fasciitis(2), a painful inflammation of the tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
- Foot care is critical for the 25.8 million people in the U.S. affected by diabetes(3).
- The foot, with its 33 joints, is a prime target for arthritis.
“A number of common ailments seen by podiatrists can often be successfully treated with non-operative strategies. However, for conservative remedies to be most successful, the foot-pain suffers need an easy-to-use, effective and accessible course of action,” stated Jennifer Bloomhuff, Senior Product Manager at Hygenic/Performance Health. “The Perform Foot Pain Therapy Kit addresses that challenge by providing an at-home, low-cost, easy-to-implement program.”
The Perform Foot Pain Therapy Kit, which was developed in collaboration with licensed physical therapists, co-packages a Perform® Pain Relieving Roll-On and a Thera-Band® Foot Roller and includes clinician-designed exercise instructions. The instructions illustrate clinically-used and recommended stretches and massages that guide the user on using the Foot Roller. Perform Pain Reliever can be used wherever and whenever temporary pain relief is needed.
Simple toe / foot stretching exercises are shown to be beneficial for relieving the pain of plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain. The Thera-Band Foot Roller, a product accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, is used to stretch the plantar fascia and toes to increase flexibility and reduce pain. The Foot Roller conforms to any foot and can be chilled to offer cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, a common remedy for plantar fasciitis. According to a survey completed by the members of the American Academy of Podiatry Sports Medicine, two out of three podiatrists recommend cryotherapy(4).
Perform Pain Reliever is a topical analgesic that delivers the therapeutic benefits of cryotherapy in an effective, convenient-to-use formula and relieves short-term pain associated with arthritis, sore muscles and joint discomfort. The roller application of Perform Roll-On allows hands-free delivery of Perform Pain Relieving Gel to smaller muscles and joints throughout the foot, and delivers a massage-like application to the plantar fascia.
The Perform Foot Pain Therapy Kit is currently being presented to retailers and will begin shipping in December. Other Perform Pain Relieving products are available in many drug, food and pharmacy stores across the country. The Thera-Band Foot Roller is also available separately or as part of a complete family of wellness products.
About Perform Pain Reliever – Pain Relief without Pills
Perform Pain Reliever is a cold therapy topical analgesic designed to deliver relief exactly where is hurts. Available in a Gel, Spray, Roll-On and on-the-go Singles, Perform Pain Reliever provides the benefit of cold therapy without the hassles, discomfort, and possible side effects of ice or pills. By relieving short-term pain associated with arthritis, sore muscles and joint discomfort, Perform Pain Relieving products help the body move more freely, encourage faster healing, and get individuals back to pain-free living. Perform Pain Relieving products do not contain NSAIDs, ibuprofen, aspirin or salicylate.
About Hygenic/Performance Health
Hygenic/Performance Health built its business by developing products that help people manage their pain, restore their strength, and improve their overall health. Maker of market-leading Perform®, Thera-Band®, and Biofreeze® products, Performance Health provides a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, massage, wellness and consumer retail markets.
(1) Splichal, E., DPM, Foot.com podiatry consultant, Foot Care Facts, retrieved from http://www.foot.com
(2) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Plantar Fasciitis And Bone Spurs, retrieved from http://orthoinfo.aaos.org
(3) Foltz-Gray, D., Get Square with Your Feet, Arthritis Foundation, retrieved from http://www.arthritis.org
(4) Pribut SM, Current Approaches to the Management of Plantar Heel Pain Syndrome J Am Podiatr Med Assoc, January 1, 2007; 97(1): 68 - 74.