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Night Splints for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Related Conditions

Causes

Plantar fasciitis is often caused by poor foot mechanics. If your footflattens too much, the fascia may overstretch and swell. If your foot flattenstoo little, the fascia may ache from being pulled too tight. When the patientsleeps, their plantar fascia contracts and then in their first steps inthe morning, pain occurs with tension.

Symptoms

With plantar fasciitis, the bottom of your foot may hurt when you stand,especially first thing in the morning. Pain usually occurs on the insideof the foot, near the spot where your heel and arch meet. Pain may lessenafter a few steps,  but it comes back after rest or with prolongedmovement.

Treatment

A night splint keeps the foot extended to resistance allowing the plantarfascia to heal in the full length position in approximately 4-6 weeks.NIGHT SPLINTS are made at our office during a regular visit in 15 minutes.They are made of high tension fiberglass and secured to the foot and ankleat night with an elastic wrapping. Additional treatments can consist ofheel injections, foot tappings, leg cast, orthotics, physical therapy,rest or ice.


 
 


 













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