Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint: Top 5 Features & Benefits
Effective, At-Home Treatment for Foot & Heel Pain
When it comes to treating foot and heel pain, this plantar fasciitis boot works wonders! This form of treatment is cost-effective and is as simple as wearing a splint while you sleep. The overnight stretching of your calf and the arch of your foot will effectively prevent morning pain and stiffness.
A night splint isn’t your only option for plantar pain treatment, take a look at our full line of plantar fasciitis orthotics and supports to find what will work best for you.
Made of Medical-Grade Materials
We know that wearing a night splint is not fun. It’s hard to get used to an uncomfortable splint on your foot. Keeping this in mind, our night splint was designed to provide comfort through the padded lining, while still maintaining a protective exterior shell for the best, most effective treatment.
Adjustable for a Personalized Fit
Different levels of plantar pain require different levels of stretch to find efficient pain relief. Fortunately, this boot features three different adjustable pressure straps. The wide, wrap-around straps allow you to adjust the tightness of the brace to your specifications based on what your needs are.
Comfortable Immobilization Through the Night
When this splint becomes a part of your nighttime routine, your foot will be held in proper dorsiflexion, ensuring you receive the right amount of stretch while you sleep. On top of that, the three padded, adjustable straps ensure immobilization to prevent any further pain or injuries. Keep in mind that with the addition of any night brace, it will take some getting used to and will not be comfortable right away compared to your usual night’s sleep without a brace. This sleep boot may take a week or two to adjust to, trust the process!
Gentle, Effective Fascia Stretch While You Sleep
Wearing this stretcher boot throughout the night is an effortless, yet effective way to relieve the pain in your heels you are likely feeling as soon as you hop out of bed in the morning. There are multiple options for additional stretch available when it comes to our sleep splint. Between the adjustable dorsiflexion straps and the removable foot-flex wedge, you will receive stretching within your Achilles tendon, calf, plantar fascia, and foot arch.
Can a Foot Brace Help My Pain?
Ironically, the use of a nighttime foot splint is going to be most useful for relieving the pain that you are experiencing in the morning. If you are suffering from pain due to plantar fasciitis or heel spurs, you likely have felt pain during your very first steps out of bed and throughout the day upon standing after long periods of inactivity.
A boot such as this one works to hold your foot in mild dorsiflexion, which stretches your plantar fascia (the ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot) while you sleep.
This sleeping splint is designed to treat and manage pain caused by:
Not what you’re looking for? We offer a wide range of foot and toe braces for a variety of conditions and injuries.
Plantar Fasciitis vs. Heel Spurs: What’s the Difference?
Experiencing heel pain as soon as you hop out of the bed in the morning? It’s likely either plantar fasciitis or a heel spur. These two conditions are commonly confused or assumed to be the same condition, but that is not the case. Plantar fasciitis occurs when your plantar fascia ligament gets overworked or damaged, causing painful inflammation along the sole of your foot. A heel spur is a calcium deposit on your heel bone, usually developing over a long period of time.
So, how do you go about treating one of these conditions over the other? Luckily, in most cases, the recommended treatment for a heel spur and plantar fasciitis are consistent:
- Rest: Spend time off of your feet and away from high-impact activities, allowing your foot to begin to heal.
- Ice: Icing your heel throughout the day can be a big help when it comes to reducing inflammation.
- Calf Stretches and Exercises: Heel pain and tight calf muscles are directly related. Working on stretching and strengthening your calves will ultimately help your pain.
- Night Splints: Bedtime splints such as this one make sure your plantar fascia is consistently stretched while you sleep, especially useful for relieving the pain you may feel right away in the morning.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Calf Stretcher Boot
- What conditions / injuries does this support treat? Use this stretcher support for pain relief from a variety of foot and heel pain conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, foot drop, heel spurs, and Haglund’s deformity.
- Who can wear it? Available in a range of sizes, a variety of men and women can wear this nighttime support.
- How do I know what size to get? To choose what size will work best for you, refer to our sizing chart.
- Max recommended body weight: 350 pounds. However, please note that our testing has indicated it may be able to withstand more weight.
- What is it made of? Entirely latex-free, the shell of this boot is made of rigid polyethylene plastic, while the lining is made of a soft and breathable padded foam, along with plastic quick-release buckles and medical-grade fastener closures.
- When should I wear it? Designed for overnight use, we recommend you wear this support while sleeping, or relaxing off of your feet. Do not wear this brace if you plan on walking any further than a few steps around the house.
- How do I put it on? To apply this night splint, first unhook buckles on three straps across the front. With the splint resting on the floor, place your foot into the splint, sliding your heel snugly against the back. Place the optional wedge underneath the liner for extra stretch. Attach the bottom strap and adjust until snug. Continue by attaching the remaining two straps, adjusting for tightness. Over time, gradually adjust the side, dorsiflexion straps for greater stretch.
- How does it work? The splint holds your foot at a 90-degree angle (or less if desired) stretch throughout the night, gently stretching your plantar fascia, achilles tendon, and the calf muscle to help prevent painful first steps in the morning.
- How tall is it? About 15 inches tall.
- Washing instructions: Remove liner from boot. Hand wash liner in warm water with mild detergent. Allow liner to air dry completely before reapplying. Wipe plastic shell with a damp cloth.
- Padded ankle and calf straps provide dry, cool comfort.
- Designed for interchangeable use on your right or left foot.
- Lightweight, yet sturdy support throughout the night.
- Color: Black.
It works great. Just got it today and put it on while watching TV.
So far I believe it is helping a little. It fit very well and is mostly comfortable. Sometimes I have to release the bottom strap in the middle of the night. Thank you.
It helps a lot. No more pain when I get up.
This boot has helped me already. I have been suffering for over a year with plantar fasciitis and a heel spur. I have been using this for about two weeks and I’ve seen a difference already. I’m able Wake up without the extreme pain in my Leg and I’m also able to walk without the extreme pain at the bottom of my foot. I would definitely Recommend ordering this item.
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