This plantar night splint is a favorite both because it works and for its comfortable fit. Another reason many consider this to be the best night splint for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis is its highly affordable price without sacrificing quality. (See other plantar fasciitis night splints.)
This plantar fasciitis night splint holds the foot in a mild dorsiflexion, which stretches the plantar fascia while one sleeps. Keeping the foot in this position can also help when it comes to Achilles tendonitis treatment as this also provides a light stretch of the Achilles tendon and calf, preventing the tendon from tightening up. An added benefit is that it can help with the tight calf muscles that sometimes contribute to this injury.
This night splint for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis fits either foot as well as either sex. And while the orthotic is designed for use at night, it features a slip-resistant sole for trips out of bed.
The night splint for plantar fascia stretch is lightweight and the design is relatively open on the front, making it comfortable to wear while sleeping. The support is secured to the foot at three locations via simple Velcro straps.
The night splint also features a soft liner for added comfort.
Plantar fasciitis refers to painful inflammation of the thick band of tissue that stretches across the bottom of one’s foot, connecting the heel to the toes and forming the arch of the foot. Achilles tendonitis is similar in that it, too, refers to painful inflammation of a soft tissue of the foot—in this case the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by overloading or putting too much tension on this shock absorbing plantar fascia. Achilles tendonitis is caused by putting repetitive or intense strain on the tendon. Learn more about Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
Considering the similarities between the conditions, it is logical that treatment for them is also similar. Wearing a night splint can help gently stretch the tendon/fascia, so that they do not stiffen and tighten while one is at rest. Tight calf muscles can be a contributing factor for both these conditions. Therefore, an added bonus is that this night brace also gently stretches this muscle of the leg.
The night splint for Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis treatment also helps prevent further damaging motions of the foot while one is sleeping.
The open design at the front and gentle dorsiflexion of the brace makes it more comfortable for one to sleep through the night with the plantar fasciitis night brace in place, optimizing its impact.
Resting, applying ice, engaging in physical therapy exercises and stretches and using foot orthotics such as arch supports or wedge inserts are other at-home components of treatment for Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
This plantar fasciitis splint is available in three sizes that fit most feet. Some other product features that make it a popular choice for those dealing with foot pain include the following:
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