Plantar Fasciitis Night Pain Splints Solutions & Reviews…
By Zara Butti Foot Practitioner UK OCT 2018
I belong to a group of plantar fasciitis sufferers on Facebook where pain is a daily irritation and struggle for people with heel pain.
It amazes me just so how many people worldwide live with plantar fasciitis everyday and how much confusing conflicting and confusing information is out there.
So i decided to put together a quick guide and review of the benefits of wearing plantar fasciitis night pain splints and socks that my patients have used.
Benefits Of Night Time Splints & Socks
Plantar fasciitis night time splints can also be used to relax and ease achilles tendon injuries.
The idea of a splint is to hold the foot and fasciitis muscle with your toes pointed upwards – pulling up,
This position of the toes pointing up relaxes the fasciitis tendons tissue and muscle area of the heel of your foot, whilst in a constant stretch the heel becomes less tense and reduces pain.
Do splints help plantar Fasciitis ?
Yes in my opinion they do.
The whole idea of a night splint for plantar fasciitis is to calm the inflammation around the fasciitis in the heel.
Night splints do this and minimise the stress to the heel.
How long do you wear plantar fasciitis night splints ?
Everyone is different but most Podiatrists recommend at least 3-4 weeks every night.
They do take a bit to get used to wearing at night but the relief felt so overcomes that issue.
1: ProCare Prowedge Night Time Splint
Well like my PF Sufferers this tried and tested night splint is my personal favourite.
With patients 10 years + ago using this orthotic splint and getting pain relief back then its a still a winner in 2018.
The reason they work for most people is that your facia can rest when your toes are pointed up.
When we sleep we point our toes out and that actually puts strain on the facia. If you don’t want to wear it at night wear it for a few hours every night before bed.
- Keeps the foot at a 90 degree angle
- By prolonging the stretch the fascia tissue heals faster
- Universal fit and can be worn on either foot
- Relieves 80% of plantar fasciitis cases
- Small Medium and Large Sizes available
- Priced from $59.00 +
2: Futuro Night Plantar Fasciitis Support
The Futuro Plantar fasciitis night splint is soft breathable and comfortable in bed,
Some patients reveal they even get relief after wearing the support just after 1 night!
In my opinion its OK for early or mild cases of plantar fasciitis and will relieve strains and inflammation.
Longterm sufferers should avoid the Futuro and invest in theProCare Prowedge which is made better and does not fall apart after a month or too like this one!
- Eases pain in the fascia tissue
- Soft comfortable support at night on your skin
- Cradles foot whilst correcting and stretching your PF
- Fits on both feet
- From $18.99 +
3: MARS Orthopedic Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint
My second choice for a night time splint for heel pain,
Although its a bit bulky it is lightweight and comfy in bed, after just one night your foot will feel better especially first thing when you get out of bed.
- Lightweight support keeps foot in posterior position for relief
- Passively stretching whilst you sleep
- Wear for 4-5 hours per night for results
- May look big and bulky but actually more comfortable than the Futuro!
For many plantar fasciitis sufferers the regular stretching exercises, ball rolling, ice compressions, epsom salt soaks, day compression socks, insoles do work.
But if your feet are seriously struggling i would highly recommend you try a plantar fasciitis night splint to relieve your heel pain.
I would personally try the ProCare or the MARS both are a decent price and i would edge towards the ProCare only because i have seen more patients try this product and its less bulky in bed!.