Removable Dorsal Night Splint Support for Foot Drop & Plantar Fasciitis
This night time splint is the perfect support for many different conditions including foot drop, plantar fasciitis, and achilles tendonitis. You can relax in this splint with its comfortable and padded material making it enjoyable to sleep in.
This splint for foot drop and plantar fasciitis helps reduce the painful tightening that you endure after you wake up and take your first steps. During the night, this foot splint helps stretch the achilles tendon, calf muscle, and fascia. This splint support has a constant pull of the achilles in a dorsiflexion angle all throughout the night.
This removable dorsal splint is easy to put on and strap up making your night time routine quick. It also allows you to sleep on your side, back, or stomach comfortably. It works for both men and women as well as for either left or right foot.
What Exactly is Foot Drop & What Causes It?
Foot drop is a medical condition that causes difficulty in lifting the front of your foot. When you walk, it is possible you will drag the front of your foot on the ground if you don’t have the proper brace to help support it. To counter this movement, you lift your thigh when you’re walking to make sure your foot doesn’t drag. It usually only affects only one foot but can be possible for both to have it.
Foot drop can be either permanent or temporary, depending on your specific case. There are many different causes for this condition and can vary in severity. Below are some common causes that lead to foot drop:
- Nerve Injury: Most common cause is from the squeezing the nerve located in your need that helps lift your foot. A pinched nerve in the spine can also cause foot drop.
- Muscle or nerve disorders: If you have muscular dystrophy, it is possible that it can contribute to having foot drop.
- Brain and spinal cord disorders: Disorders that involved the spinal cord or brain such as ALS, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.
- Damage to peroneal nerve: Crossing your legs, nerve damage from diabetes, sports, hip/knee replacement surgery, and kneeling for a long period of time.
If I Have Foot Drop, How can I Treat it?
As mentioned previously, those with foot drop commonly have to wear AFO (ankle foot orthosis) braces during the day to help prevent dragging. Another option is to wear a more rigid plastic posterior leaf spring AFO during the day inside of your shoe.
Many treatments for this condition depend on the severity and cause of your foot drop. It is also important to catch foot drop early to improve your chance of recovery. Here are the most common ways of treatment:
- Medical braces (AFOs, night braces, etc.)
- Physical therapy helps strengthen the leg and foot muscles
- Electronic devices that help stimulate leg nerves while you walk
- Shoe inserts
- Surgery to repair the damaged nerve
Check out our blog about other treatment options for foot drop!
Features of BraceAbility’s Dorsal Night Splint Support
It’s low cost and extra padding makes it a favorite for everyone. This versatile night splint has many different features that make it so popular:
- Lightweight design
- Slip-on fit
- Simple velcro closure
- Construction leaves the heel, Achilles tendon and ankle open
- Soft straps and comfortable padding
- Fits either foot
- Works for both men and women
- Holds foot upright for gentle, consistent stretch of plantar fascia, Achilles tendon and calf muscle
- Helps ease pain from Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and foot drop
- Allows you to wear it all night and sleep on your side, back, or stomach comfortably
|Size||Men's Shoe Size||Women's Shoe Size|
|Small||5 - 9||6 - 10|
|Large||9.5 - 14||10.5 - 15|
|Measured by U.S. shoe size|