Sunday, September 25, 2011
Night Splints for Plantar Fasciitis
For many who come down with plantar fasciitis, wearing a night splint can help correct the condition and make the worst part of the day much more manageable. The problem is getting used to wearing it. But if you're persistent and, especially, if you have an ongoing problem with inflammation and heel pain, getting used to wearing one of these contraptions will surely pay off.
It keeps your foot at a 90 degree angle from your leg. This prevents the plantar fascia from shrinking up as you sleep. Our natural tendency is to relax our feet so the toes end up pointing towards the foot of the bed. Then when you arise in the morning, the pain is especially bad until you get that muscle loosened up and stretched all over.
When you wear the night splint, the muscle is kept in the optimum position. Helping the muscle and helping your pain.