Premium Dorsal Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs
Putting too much stress on your heel bone during the day—due to running or jogging on hard surfaces, standing all day, wearing ill-fitting shoes, obesity, or excessive weight—causes the connective tissues in your foot to develop microtears. Then, while you sleep, unknowingly pointing your toes, these tissues begin to heal in a shortened position. So, when you take your first steps in the morning, you stretch out and retear these tissues, causing sharp, stabbing heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis and heel spur treatment varies from person to person and between different degrees of severity, but healing plantar fasciitis can usually be relatively simple. Rest, ice, and bracing can help speed up the healing process.
This premium, adjustable dorsal night splint holds your foot upright throughout the night for a gentle, consistent dorsiflexion stretch to your plantar fascia, Achilles tendon, and calf muscle, naturally easing and helping prevent pain caused by plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, and drop foot.
Heel Spur vs. Plantar Fasciitis: What’s the Difference?
A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing a bony growth on the underside of your heel bone. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the connective tissue (plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to the ball of your foot. Heel spurs are often caused by stretching of the plantar fascia and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers your heel bone.
In general, the cause of the pain is not the heel spur itself but the soft-tissue (plantar fascia) injury associated with it. Many people describe the pain of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis as a knife stabbing the bottom of their foot or feet when they first stand up in the morning. Often, this pain later turns into a dull ache and returns after they stand up after sitting for a prolonged period of time.
5 Advantages of This Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spur Brace
This versatile plantar fasciitis night splint has many different features that make it a customer favorite and a premium option compared to our Standard Dorsal Night Splint, including:
Dorsiflexion Night Splint
What truly makes this sleeping foot brace a premium option is its adjustable dorsiflexion strap. Simply pull the strap tighter for a greater stretch or loosen for less support throughout the night.
Lightweight, Low-profile Fit
This bedtime support brace can be worn all night, allowing you to sleep on your side, back, or stomach comfortably. Plus, it is less bulky than most heel spur and plantar fasciitis splints on the market for better quality sleep. It works for both adult men and women, fitting your left or right foot and can be worn with or without a sock on.
Covering the top (dorsal side) of your foot, this night splint leaves your toes and heel open, making it more comfortable than a standard, plantar fasciitis boot. However, you are going to be comparing it to sleeping with nothing on, so it will not be entirely comfortable at first. Please give yourself several nights to adjust to wearing it.
You can easily relax in this brace, thanks to its plush, padded cushioning. Plus, the material is super lightweight and breathable, making this night splint much more comfortable for many than wearing a rigid AFO or heel spur boot for sleeping.
This removable dorsal splint is pretty simple to put on in bed or while sitting down, making your nighttime routine quick and easy. Just slip it onto your foot and secure the brace with its fully adjustable, wrap-around straps. Each fastener is medical grade, making it 10X stronger than standard, retail-grade fasteners for a secure fit while you sleep.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Night Splint for Heel Pain Relief
- What conditions / injuries does this dorsiflexion ankle brace treat? This nighttime foot brace is the perfect support for many different conditions including heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, drop foot, and Achilles tendonitis.
- How does it work? This splint for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs helps reduce the painful tightening that you endure after you wake up and take your first steps. It holds your foot at a 90-degree angle while you sleep, stretching your fascia, Achilles tendon, and calf muscle.
- When should I wear it? This plantar fasciitis brace is only meant to be worn while sleeping or kicking your feet back on the couch. It is not meant to be worn while walking. Please remove this brace if you plan on walking further than a few steps around the house.
- What is it made of? This latex-free night splint is made out of a rigid ABS plastic shell, soft foam-like padding, polyester/nylon blended straps and medical-grade closures.
- Who can wear this brace? Men and women of all ages can benefit from the stretch provided by this nighttime dorsal foot splint.
- What size should I buy? Size S/M fits Women’s US shoe sizes from 6-10 and Men’s US shoe sizes 5-9. (For children, the S/M generally will fit youth/kids shoe sizes 4-7). Size L/XL fits Women’s US shoe sizes ranging from 10.5-15 and Men’s US shoe sizes ranging from 9.5-14. Fits your left or right foot.
- How do I put it on? To apply this brace, undo all of the straps. Then, while sitting on the edge of a chair or on your bed, slide your foot through the splint. Curve of shell should match curve of ankle. Tighten and attach toe and heel straps. Feed calf straps through cutouts. Firmly wrap and secure. Gently pull dorsiflexion strap to desired tension and attach. Readjust straps as needed for comfort.
- How tall is this brace? The S/M is 9 inches tall and the L/XL is 10 inches tall.
- Washing Instructions: Remove blue liner from shell. Hand wash blue liner in warm water with mild detergent. Wipe shell with a damp cloth. Allow splint to air dry completely before reapplying. Do not use high temperatures to wash or dry.
- Other features:
- Can be worn with or without socks
- Breathable, open-heel design
- Highly adjustable, 3-strap system for a secure fit
- Color: Black with blue, padded liner.
The brace became a game changer. Originally, after achilles surgery and removal of the cast the doctor wanted the toe to knee boot kept on 24x7. After consultation the doctor permitted the use of the brace while in bed. It made all the difference in terms of sleeping.
Does not fit. Really hurts my ankle. Can’t wear unfortunately
Helps with drop foot.
It takes some getting use to. I am a side sleeper. I have developed drop foot. So this helps me a lot at night. When your ankle muscles relax.
A Great Relief
Had been suffering from a hot spot in my heel that felt like it would tear (a brief burning sensation) every morning for several months. After wearing The Brace for a week I am finally getting a feeling of relief. My foot is a 9-1/2 A, and the large is just a bit too large. And it is a bit painful in the early morning, enough that it has to be removed in the middle of the night. But it is working well.
Love this product!
This splint has been working great for me. I am a toe walker and have very tight tendons. My tendons in my ankles no longer snap and ache! Love the softer underside of the brace that helps if you need to walk on them. Huge success for me! Wish I had done this years ago