Plantar Fasciitis Treatments – Night Splints

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2024

Wearing a night splint keeps your foot in a flexed position overnight, which can stretch out the plantar fascia and ease pain.

Night splints are devices that you wear while you sleep. They keep your foot in a stretched position so that the plantar fascia can heal. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs from your heel to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. When it becomes damaged or inflamed, it can cause plantar fasciitis.

Night splints can be helpful in treating plantar fasciitis because they stretch out the plantar fascia and help it to heal. They also provide support for the arch of the foot.

There are two main types of night splints: plantar fasciitis socks and plantar fasciitis boots. Plantar fasciitis socks are like knee-high compression socks. They have a strap that goes around your calf to hold them in place. Plantar fasciitis boots are larger and more supportive. They extend up to your knee and have straps that go around your leg to keep them in place.

You can find night splints online or at a medical supply store. Be sure to choose a splint that is comfortable and fits well. You may need to try out a few different types before you find one that works for you.

If you wear a night splint, you will likely feel some discomfort at first. This is normal and will go away with time. It is important to wear the splint as directed by your doctor or physical therapist. You may need to wear it for several weeks or months to see results.

If you have plantar fasciitis, night splints can be a helpful treatment option. They can help to relieve pain and promote healing of the plantar fascia. Be sure to choose a splint that is comfortable and fits well. You may need to try out a few different types before you find one that works for you.

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Josefina G. Gordon
Josefina G. Gordon
1 year ago

I have tried using night splints, and they really helped! I wore them every night for a few weeks, and it made a big difference.

Charmaine Tucker
Charmaine Tucker
Reply to  Josefina G. Gordon
1 year ago

Was this for plantar fascitis?

Thomas Valliere
Thomas Valliere
1 year ago

I’m thinking about trying them, but I’m not sure if they’re worth the money. Does anyone have a specific one they recommend?

May Lucero
May Lucero
1 year ago

Night splints are definitely worth the investment if you’re struggling with plantar fasciitis. They helped me a lot, and I know other people who have had success with them as well.

Jennifer Malone
Jennifer Malone
Reply to  May Lucero
1 year ago

I’ll have to give them a try! Thanks for the recommendation.

Other Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

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Cortisone Injections (Corticosteroid Injections)

Cortisone injections are a common treatment for plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and arch of the foot.

Custom Orthotics

Wearing custom orthotics in your shoes can help distribute your weight evenly and take pressure off of the plantar fascia.

Stretching Exercises

Stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.

Night Splints

Wearing a night splint keeps your foot in a flexed position overnight, which can stretch out the plantar fascia and ease pain.

Massage

Massaging the affected area can help loosen the plantar fascia and improve blood flow.

Surgery

In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to release the plantar fascia or remove a spur on the heel bone.

Ice

Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce swelling and pain.

Anti-Inflammatory Medication

Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can help reduce pain and swelling.