While perhaps not providing the total support that a quality shoe and orthotic insert can provide, the socks available as a pain-relief option can and have provided results for many people like yourself.
Effective as a treatment aid – Technically speaking, compression socks provide a very snug fit so as to keep the foot stable and the fascia ligament stretched, thus many have reported a reduction in morning pains.
Convenience – Compression socks can be worn all day and night with minimal intrusion. They can be worn under socks and comfortably while you sleep, sometimes negating the need for bulky night splints.
Comfortability – The tight, snug grip adds to the comfortability much like that of a supportive shoe.