Step out of bed pain-free with Night Splints
Do you suffer from heel pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, or other painful foot injuries? A night splint might be the perfect treatment for you. Welcome to NightSplints.com, we’re the Web’s #1 Night Splint supersite where over 2 million (2,000,000) people have come to find relief from annoying and painful problems. You’ll find reviews on just about every type of night splint that exists as well as customer ratings and discussions about the various types of night splints.
What is a heel pain night splint?
Night splints are splints designed to stretch and immobilize the foot as you sleep at night. They are one of the solutions for heel pain doctors and podiatrists most often recommend when a patient has heel pain.
There are many different types of night splints for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, and other sources of nighttime and morning heel pain. Splints are one of the most doctor-recommended remedies for heel pain. Heel Pain and night splints have become synonymous when thinking of treatment and are the most trusted and effective.
Types of night splints
The most common and most recommended type of night splint is the boot night splint. The traditional boot night splint has a more rigid, plastic outer layer with a soft inner layer and provides the most adjustable angle of flexion, usually from 10* to 30*. This “original” or standard night splint is designed for the back of the leg and is very effective for plantar fasciitis and heel pain.
Dorsal night splints are designed to go on the front of the leg, using straps to pull the toes upward, providing dorsiflexion, to stretch the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia ligament. The dorsal night splint is usually composed of a foam core, a soft outer layer with a hidden plastic brace that provides structure. Dorsal splints do not usually have the ability to increase or decrease flexion and are generally viewed as the most comfortable of night splints. Dorsal night splints come in standard or air form, with air form night splints being very comfortable and lightweight.
There are two primary kinds of sock night splints: night socks (without splints), and sock splints. Night socks come in many fabrics, shapes, and flexion abilities. A heel pain night sock is designed just as it sounds, it slips on like a sock, and a strap connected from the toes to the ankle is used for flexion. This strap is adjustable and can provide angles of dorsal flexion from 10* to 20*. Sock splints, on the other hand, are medical-grade compression socks that envelop your foot and a plastic splint into an ideal flexed position throughout the night.
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