Foot Brace for Plantar Fasciitis Stretch
This plantar fasciitis sock stands out from other plantar fasciitis treatment braces thanks to its sleek design. Many night braces for plantar fasciitis are designed like a boot that makes late-night trips to the bathroom difficult. Plus these products are often hot and uncomfortable to sleep in.
While getting used to sleeping with the foot in dorsiflexion will likely take some time, a night splint sock for plantar fasciitis therapy is likely easier to get used to than sleeping with a rigid plantar fasciitis boot. If the sock is uncomfortable, it is recommended to lessen the degree of stretch that you use. Another option would be to only wear the splint for a short period of time and work up to wearing it for longer periods of time. This stretching splint should be worn at night or while one is resting during the day. If you are looking for something to wear throughout the day, check out this plantar fasciitis day splint brace.
Obviously, stretching the foot at night is a way to relieve plantar fasciitis foot pain, but this method can also help with other injuries such as achilles tendonitis, plantar flexion contractures, heel spurs, and other lower leg overuse injuries.
How Does a Sock Stretch the Plantar Fascia?
The key with this plantar fasciitis night splint sock is its dorsiflexion assist strap that stretches from the ankle to the toes. The Velcro closure of this strap threads through a buckle, so one can easily adjust how much the plantar fascia stretches during the night.
A medical professional can provide more specific advice when it comes to the appropriate amount of plantar fasciitis stretching needed for relief from plantar fasciitis pain. But generally speaking, just a mild dorsiflexion foot stretch will suffice.
Another great feature of this stretching splint is that it includes an alligator Velcro clip that allows for full customization. This Velcro piece is removable so one can make the straps shorter for a greater stretch. As seen in the photos above, you can fold the strap over and attach the alligator Velcro clip back onto the strap
The support for plantar fasciitis is constructed of premium-grade neoprene. This material is soft against the skin and free of latex. Another convenient feature of this plantar fasciitis soft night splint is that it has grip-friendly material on the bottom, so one is at less risk of slipping due to the plantar fascia sock when moving about at night. Also, one can easily unhook the dorsiflexion strap for more comfortable walking in this scenario.
This treatment sock splint leaves the heel of the foot open for improved breathability and user comfort. It is available in four different sizes that fit a wide range of shoe sizes. Both men and women can benefit from using this plantar fasciitis sock night splint.
A contact closure around the ankle means this component of the foot sock for plantar fasciitis arch pain is highly adjustable for a comfortable fit at the ankle, too.
Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common reason for pain in the heel and arch of the foot, particularly at the start of the day or when moving about after a long period seated. Arch pain from plantar fasciitis is caused by repetitive stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia that forms the arch of the foot. This causes plantar fascia ligament pain, especially where it attaches to the heel of the foot. (Learn more about the symptoms and causes of plantar fasciitis.)
This is typically brought on by overusing or overloading this ligament. It is quite common among runners, overweight people or those who wear non-supportive shoes.
Treatment involves stretching the plantar fascia, oftentimes with the help of plantar fasciitis aids. One of the simplest steps when it comes to how to deal with plantar fasciitis is to hold the foot at a 90-degree angle or in mild dorsiflexion at night to prevent the plantar fascia from contracting and stiffening while one is asleep. Doing so helps for plantar fasciitis pain when one gets up in the morning.
BraceAbility offers a number of plantar fasciitis night splints that can help to that end. This particular night splint sock for plantar fasciitis stands out from many plantar fasciitis therapy braces thanks to its low-profile, easy-to-apply design. This soft night splint for plantar fasciitis is comfortable, upping the odds one will keep it on and benefit from the nighttime foot stretch for plantar fasciitis.
Wearing arch and heel supports that can reduce strain and discomfort on the plantar fascia throughout the day or while doing high-impact activities.
Other treatment steps besides wearing a sock/splint for plantar fasciitis might include engaging in exercises and stretches to improve the strength and flexibility of the foot and ankle, which can lessen strain on the plantar fascia. There are a number of resources online regarding plantar fascia stretching techniques and appropriate exercises. But one may want to consult a medical professional so that one’s stretching for plantar fasciitis treatment does not cause further injury.
Medications and applying ice to reduce inflammation can also help ease pain. Maintaining a healthy weight and wearing shoes that provide a proper amount of support is also important when it comes to easing plantar fasciitis pain.
Key Features of Night Sock for Plantar Fascia Stretch
This soft night splint for plantar fasciitis is a unique solution for this overuse injury that meets a need for a more comfortable nighttime aid. Following is a breakdown of its features.
- Dorsiflexion strap provides a continuous foot stretch for plantar fasciitis
- Soft splint for plantar fasciitis is lightweight and low-profile
- Comfortable night splint leaves the heel open for improved breathability
- Easy to apply and adjust thanks to contact closures for the dorsiflexion strap and the ankle component
- Can easily unhook the dorsiflexion strap for a trip to the bathroom
- Features a removable alligator Velcro clip that allows for full customization
- The night socks for plantar fasciitis are constructed of premium-grade neoprene
- The sock for plantar fasciitis treatment is free of latex
- Plantar fasciitis night brace comes in a simple black color
- Indications: Plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, plantar flexion contractures, heel spurs, and other lower leg overuse injuries
- Soft night splints for plantar fasciitis have grip-friendly material along the sole of the foot
- Flexible night splint comes in numerous sizes based on the following U.S. shoe sizes (fits left or right foot)
- Small: Men’s size 3-5 | Women’s size 4-6.5
- Medium: Men’s size 6-7 | Women’s size 7-9.5
- Large: Men’s size 8-10.5 | Women’s size 10-11.5
- Extra-large: Men’s size 11+ | Women’s size 12+
|Size||Men's Size||Women's Size|
|S||3 - 5||4 - 6.5|
|M||6 - 7||7 - 9.5|
|L||8 - 10.5||10 - 11.5|
|Measured by U.S. shoe size|