Plantar Fasciitis Braces and Supports

What You Need to Know About Plantar Fasciitis Braces and Supports

Plantar Fasciitis is described as an inflammation of the tendon that connects the heel with the toes. Despite the large increase of Plantar Fasciitis cases over the last decade, modern podiatry has illustrated that a large number of these cases can be treated without major surgery through stretching, icing the tendon, and through continued use of Plantar Fascia orthopedic devices.

Studies have shown that utilizing night splints while sleeping can significantly reduce the foot pain seen in most cases of Plantar Fasciitis. Through the prevention of muscle tightness that often accompanies foot-drop while sleeping, the stretching that causes this pain is significantly reduced or eliminated altogether.

There are a wide variety of Plantar Fasciitis Braces and Nights Splints design specifically for use with Plantar Fascia and Achilles Tendon injuries. These orthopedic braces provide support through compression and a gently stretching of the plantar fascia and achilles tendon.

P.F.S. Night Splints

Plantar Fascia (P.F.S.) Night Splints provide plantar fascia pain relief through the stretching of the plantar fascia while the wearer is at rest. These are posterior splints worn with the high side of the brace at the back of the leg with tension straps running at an angle toward the toes in front of the brace. These tension straps provide the dorsiflexion stretching necessary to help alleviate Plantar Fascia pain.

Dorsal Splints

In contrast to their traditional posterior Plantar Fascia counterparts, Dorsal night splints are worn on the front of the leg (over the shin) providing protection and stretching with far less restriction. Many Plantar Fasciitis sufferers have noted that the Dorsal Splints which can be worn during the day or at night are less restrictive and are more comfortable than the posterior plantar fascia splints. The Dorsal Plantar Fascia Splint also tends to be more ergonomic and in the end a more comfortable brace when compared to the posterior Plantar Fascia Braces and Splints.