Fun FOOT Fact: The Average FOOT gets TWO sizes LONGER when a person Stands UP
Night splints can also be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis when used with other modalities. In my office, we set the night splint in a position to put the plantar fascia in a mild stretched position. What is a Night Splint? (see photo) It is an ankle/foot orthosis that I reccommend patients wear a minimum of a half hour per night while relaxing, reading a book or watching TV. If patients can wear it longer, thats great or if they can sleep with it, even better. The name may incorrectly describe the device. Most patients are unable to sleep all night while wearing a plantar fascial night splint.