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Equus Dorsal Night Splint w/ Neoprene Heel Strap, LARGE/X-LARGE #1 Best Seller (Overstock)

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Our Dorsal Night Splint comes equipped with a neoprene heel strap. It is designed to hold the foot in a better position to maximize stretching while maintaining comfortability. LARGE/X-LARGE . . . (M: 9 ½ – 14, W: 10 ½ – 15)

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1 Splint Per package

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Dorsal night splint with heel strapEquus Dorsal Night Splint

with Neoprene Heel Strap – LARGE/X-LARGE

Our Dorsal Night Splint comes equipped with a neoprene heel strap. It is designed to hold the foot in a better position to maximize stretching while maintaining comfortability.

LARGE/X-LARGE . . . (M: 9 ½ – 14, W: 10 ½ – 15)

Packaging:
1 Splint Per Package

Frequently Asked Questions

What are signs of plantar fasciitis?

The classic sign of plantar fasciitis is that the worst pain occurs with the first few steps in the morning, but not every patient will have this symptom. Patients often notice pain at the beginning of activity that lessens or resolves as they warm up. The pain may also occur with prolonged standing and is sometimes accompanied by stiffness. In more severe cases, the pain will also worsen toward the end of the day.

Source: (aafp.org)

What is the role of dorsal night splints in the treatment of plantar fasciitis?

Most people naturally sleep with their feet in a plantar-flexed position, which causes the plantar fascia to be shortened. Dorsal night splints maintain a neutral 90° foot-leg angle and provide constant passive stretching of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia. Their effectiveness is believed to derive from the rest and healing provided by the constant stretching. In addition, the passive stretching helps prevent microtrauma at the plantar fascia–bone interface with the first steps out of bed in the morning.

Several studies have shown that a high percentage of patients using dorsal night splints had improvement of their plantar fasciitis. Regarding the difficulty of patient compliance with night splints, a prospective trial showed that the comfort afforded by dorsal night splints resulted in 95% patient compliance. Some studies suggest that the splints are especially useful in individuals who have had symptoms of plantar fasciitis for longer than 12 months.

Source: (medscape.com)

How can night splints help with plantar fasciitis?

Most of us sleep with our feet pointed down, which shortens the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. Night splints, which you wear while you sleep, keep your feet at a 90-degree angle. So instead of shortening your plantar fascia, you get a good, constant stretch while you sleep. They can be bulky, but they tend to work really well. And once the pain is gone, you can stop wearing them.

Source: (webmd.com)

How long do I need to wear a night splint to see results?

When worn consistently every night, you can expect to see improvement in your plantar fasciitis condition in several weeks or several months, depending on your case. Unfortunately, healing plantar fasciitis doesn’t happen overnight.

Source: (chicagotribune.com)

How to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain?

Steps you can take to help reduce heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed. You can:

  • Wear a night splint while you sleep. Night splints hold the ankle and foot in a position that keeps the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia slightly stretched.
  • Massage the bottom of your foot across the width of the plantar fascia before getting out of bed.
  • Always wear shoes when you get out of bed, even if it is just to go to the bathroom. Quality sandals, athletic shoes, or any other comfortable shoes with good arch supports will work.

Source: (peacehealth.org)

What stretching exercises to do before getting out of bed?

Many people with plantar fasciitis have intense heel pain in the morning when they take their first steps after getting out of bed. This pain comes from the tightening of the plantar fascia that occurs during sleep. Stretching or massaging the plantar fascia before standing up can often reduce heel pain.

    • Stretch your foot by flexing it up and down 10 times before standing.
    • Do toe stretches to stretch the plantar fascia.
    • Use a towel to stretch the bottom of your foot.

Source: (peacehealth.org)