Night splints have been shown to speed healing and reduce the associated heel pain and inflammation from plantar fasciitis. Also, night splints help reduce heel pain during those first steps in the morning.
Plantar Fasciitis splints are typically called night splints because they are worn at night during sleep or during rest after activity. One of the symptoms of plantar fasciitis is a sharp pain in the heel when getting out of bed in the morning. Much of this pain is the result of the scar tissue that forms as the fascia tries to heel itself. When feet are pointed under the weight of blankets the plantar fascia is shortened. Those first steps in the morning are painful because the fascia forms scar tissue that is torn as the foot is loaded with your body weight.
Night Splints are designed to comfortably position the foot in a controlled amount of dorsiflexion to provide a gentle stretch to the plantar fascia and Achilles Tendon. This gentle stretch helps reduce muscle contracture, inflammation, and associated heel pain, and helps promote healing of plantar fasciitis. Night splints have also been clinically proven to reduce symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
If your plantar fasciitis has been bothering you for more than 6 months, you owe it to yourself to contact HealthTronics to find out if you are a candidate for an OssaTripsy treatment.