Plantar Fasciitis and Night Splints

Plantar fasciitis can be treated in many different ways and you should always come in to see us so we can devise a treatment plan together before you try any home remedies.  

With that being said, one of the treatments for plantar fasciitis the use of night splints.  A night splint is a brace that attaches to not only your foot, but also the ankle and the lower leg.  It's worn at night when you go to bed and its intended purpose is to stretch the plantar fascia ligament while you sleep. 

The purpose of stretching out your plantar fascia is so the stress on the inflamed area of your foot is minimized.  Some studies have shown that night splints actually help reduce the pain that plantar fascia patients feel when they initially get out of bed in the morning.  They also have been known to reduce a patient's pain level throughout the day as they spend more time on their feet while working and performing everyday tasks. 

In addition to night splints, orthotics are another treatment option for patients with plantar fasciitis.  Both night splints and orthotics can treat many more disorders than just plantar fasciitis.  These include, but are not limited to:

With that being said, there are many additional treatment options for plantar fasciitis and in order to find out which treatment is best for you, please contact us to make an appointment. 

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