Comfortable Padded Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint
Plantar fasciitis usually strikes with a vengeance with the first steps of one’s day, but there is no need to go through that painful experience. Wearing a boot at night can prevent the plantar fascia at the bottom of one’s foot from tightening, making for a more pleasant experience when one gets out of bed in the morning.
The drawback of such splints for plantar fasciitis is that they can be uncomfortable and interfere with one’s sleep, which is counterproductive when it comes to healing. That is not the case with this dorsal boot for stretching the plantar fascia.
The foot brace for plantar fasciitis is covered with soft, padded material that is soft against the skin and prevents any painful rubbing or irritation. Every component of the splint for plantar fasciitis treatment that comes in contact with the skin is covered in this material.
The soft night boot is secured with three contact-closure straps. These secure the foot at a 90-degree angle without being overly restrictive. Outside of the straps, the front of the boot for plantar fasciitis is open, which enhances the breathability of the support. And of course, one can customize the length of the straps to fit one’s foot, ankle and calf.
The splint for stretching the plantar fascia holds the foot in gentle dorsiflexion so it is at a 90-degree angle to the leg. For an even greater stretch, one can add a foam wedge insert to the plantar fasciitis orthotic.
This wedge attaches via Velcro to the toe area of the plantar fascia support and adds an additional 5 inches of stretch.
The night brace for plantar fascia pain is free of latex and it fits either the right or left foot.
Treat Plantar Fasciitis Pain with a Night Splint
Some liken the heel pain stemming from plantar fasciitis to walking on broken glass. This common form of heel pain is generally most painful with the first steps of the morning or upon standing after sitting for a long period of time.
The stabbing pain stems from the inflammation of the thick band of tissue known as the plantar fascia that stretches across the bottom of one’s foot and connects the heel bone to the toes, forming its arch. Repeated stretching or tearing of this shock absorbing tissue or overloading it can lead to small tears, irritating the fascia and causing inflammation.
Overuse, flat or high arches, carrying extra pounds, wearing non-supportive shoes, engaging in activities that put high stress on the foot (e.g., running, ballet) or careers that require long days standing can all increase one’s likelihood of developing plantar fasciitis.
Based on the causes, there are some obvious remedies for plantar fasciitis, such as taking a break from irritating activities, losing weight (if applicable), wearing supportive shoes, etc.
Applying cold therapy with an ankle and foot ice pack wrap can help with pain and inflammation
Wearing a dorsal night boot for plantar fasciitis can also ease heel pain. Such an orthotic stretches the calf and arch of the foot while one sleeps, preventing the tendons at the back of the ankle and the bottom of the foot from tightening up and shortening overnight, leading to pain when walking again stretches them out.
Physical therapy for plantar fasciitis can be quite helpful in stretching the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and in strengthening the muscles of the lower leg that help stabilize the ankle and heel. Plus there are stretches and exercises one can do at home.
When these conservative methods fail to bring relief, professional medical treatments can provide short-term relief by calming inflammation to stimulate healing of plantar fasciitis. In rare cases, surgery for plantar fasciitis may be needed.
Features of Padded Boot for Treating Plantar Fasciitis at Night
This plantar fasciitis brace gently stretches the plantar fascia so that one can start the day pain-free. Following is a list of the features that make this one of the best solutions for treatment plantar fasciitis.
- Holds the foot in dorsiflexion so one gets a consistent 90-degree stretch of the plantar fascia
- Foam wedge insert provides an extra 5 inches of plantar fascia stretch
- Removable wedge can be attached in the toe area of the plantar fasciitis night boot
- Dorsiflexion splint eases pain in the plantar fascia and allows healing to occur
- Prevents the plantar fascia from tightening during the night
- Night boot for treatment of plantar fasciitis is covered in soft, padded material
- Soft, comfy night brace for the foot
- Padded plantar fasciitis splint will not irritate the skin
- Thee Velcro closure straps secure the foot in dorsiflexion
- Relatively open front portion of the brace for sore plantar fascia improves its breathability
- Night splint treats plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs and more
- Gray splint for plantar fasciitis relief
- Boot will fit either the right or left foot
- Latex-free dorsiflexion night splint
- Comfortable dorsiflexion splint comes in four different sizes
|Size||Men's Shoe Size||Women's Shoe Size|
|Small||4.5 - 7||5 - 7.5|
|Medium||7.5 - 10||8 - 10.5|
|Large||10.5 - 12.5||11 and up|
|X-Large||13 and up||-|
|Measured by U.S. shoe size|