Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint For Injured Disabled Leg broken
- Essential treatment for alleviation of night time plantar fasciitis pain
- Three padded straps with buckles to ensure immobilization
- Dual tension straps allow for increased flexion and foot angle for the optimum pain releving stretch
- Lightweight, low profile shell is sturdy and breathable
- Open design keeps patients cool and dry
IMPORTANT: For Wide Or Swollen Feet We Recommend That You Purchase a Size Larger To Ensure Optimal Fit
Wellness Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint is primarily intended for treating Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis, and may be ideal for other conditions recommended by a physician. The purpose of this lightweight plantar fasciitis night brace is to keep the patient's ankle in a neutral position overnight, passively stretching the calf and plantar fascia during sleep. This gentle stretch helps reduce the muscle contracture, inflammation, and associated pain. The lightweight, low profile shell is sturdy and breathable and has three padded straps with buckles to ensure immobilization. In addition, the padding features a washable Lycra covering that is cool against the skin for maximum comfort.
Recommended Best Practices for Starting to Use Your Brace
It will be best to start wearing the night splint for a short period of time, perhaps only 1 hour the first night, then extending it gradually each night and week.
Most splints are also adjustable, so you can alter the tension to suit. It may be that you need to start with it looser and make it tighter over time. The ideal target will be to wear it overnight or for around 4 to 5 hours at a time. This is the perfect time period for the plantar fascia tissue to extend and begin to heal!
IMPORTANT DONNING TIPS
If you are putting the night splint on by yourself it may take some time to get used to donning it. The most comfortable way to do so is as follows:
- place the splint on the floor,
- step into the splint
- close and adjust the clasps while the splint is on the floor.
- Clasping and unclasping can take a couple of times of donning the brace to get used to
Where Does the Wedge Go?
Step 1 Lift up the fabric pad at the toe area of the boot.
Step 2 Slide the wedge underneath and affix to the velcro on the wedge to the velcro on the bottom of the boot.
Numb feeling in my foot?
Experiencing a numb feeling in your foot when wearing the brace?
Yes, it is common:
Ironically, this is a sign that the product is doing its job. It takes a couple of days for someone who wears a plantar fasciitis night splint to get used to the stretch provided by the splint.
Initially the stretch can be uncomfortable and can sometimes cause numbness, but once a customer wears it for a couple of nights they are then able to tolerate the stretch and the numbness goes away.