Mars Wellness Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint - Medium
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- Truly universal-unique design includes buckles on both sides of the splint to allow easy on and off application for both the right and left foot.
- Three padded straps with buckles to ensure immobilization
- Dual tension straps allow for increased flexion and foot angle for the optimum pain releving stretch
- Lightweight, low profile shell is sturdy and breathable. Open design keeps patients cool and dry
- Essential treatment for alleviation of night time plantar fasciitis pain
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IMPORTANT: For Wide Or Swollen Feet We Recommend That You Purchase a Size Larger To Ensure Optimal Fit
MARS Wellness Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint is primarily intended for treating Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis, and may be ideal for other conditions recommended by a physician. The purpose of this lightweight plantar fasciitis night brace is to keep the patient's ankle in a neutral position overnight, passively stretching the calf and plantar fascia during sleep. This gentle stretch helps reduce the muscle contracture, inflammation, and associated pain. The lightweight, low profile shell is sturdy and breathable and has three padded straps with buckles to ensure immobilization. In addition, the padding features a washable Lycra covering that is cool against the skin for maximum comfort.
Recommended Best Practices
It will be best to start wearing the night splint for a short period of time, perhaps only 1 hour the first night, then extending it gradually each night and week.
Most splints are also adjustable, so you can alter the tension to suit. It may be that you need to start with it looser and make it tighter over time. The ideal target will be to wear it overnight or for around 4 to 5 hours at a time. This is the perfect time period for the plantar fascia tissue to extend and begin to heal!
Our uniquely designed night splint includes buckles on both sides of the splint eliminating the need to reach over and struggle to buckle the splint.
IMPORTANT FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
If you find your foot or heel moving around in the splint, tighten each strap until the splint feels snug-this will help keep your foot in place.
- Place the splint on the floor,
- Step into the splint with heel as far back as possible
- Close and adjust the clasps while the splint is on the floor.
- Clasping and unclasping can take a couple of times of donning the brace to get used to
Common Questions/Concerns That are Asked
Where Does the Wedge Go?
Numb feeling in my foot?
Experiencing a numb feeling in your foot when wearing the brace?
Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament which can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if:
About Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.
Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet.
So how can the splint help my plantar fasciitis?
When wearing the splint, the foot is held in a certain position, called “dorsiflexion“. This means that the fascia is stretched, not allowing it to contract and become tighter overnight.
The great thing about a night splint, is that the remedy is quite gentle and the fascia will be returned to it’s proper length over a period of time. Once stretched out, the plantar fascia will become less tense and therefore will cause less pain.
Now designed with buckles on both sides of the splint, this allows you to wear it on either foot without having to worry about trying to find which side it opens and closes from.
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Here at Mars Wellness we strive for complete satisfaction. If you are not satisfied or have other questions, we encourage you to reach out to us so we can properly help
Product detailsSize:Medium (Pack of 1)
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 9.2 x 5.1 x 13.4 inches; 1.01 Pounds
- Item model number : 0036_0002
- Date First Available : November 20, 2014
- Manufacturer : Mars Wellness
- ASIN : B00PX5HGPE
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,220 in Health & Household (See Top 100 in Health & Household)
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Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint (MARS Wellness) -- much better than an earlier one I had tried from Futuro. This looks big and bulky but actually is more comfortable at night. The futuro also made parts of my foot go numb.
Beurer Foot Massager With Built in Heat Function, Shiatsu like Features -- use this 45 mins a day at night with heat. I use it lightly at first until the foot warms up (5-10 mins) then apply pressure to the heel area. PT explained there are ligaments and fibers that need to be disrupted/torn up a bit in the heel. This works wonders for that. It is a bit painful at first but the heel gets numb as you gently increase the pressure down on the heel.. I hope to not need to do this forever, so far about 1 week, and it seems to be helping a lot.
Sof Sole Arch Full Length Comfort High Arch Shoe Insole for Men and Women -- I also tried and like SuperFeet orange and yellow. These to me are better as the heel is cushioned. I use these now in all my shoes and footwear. They help but the are not a cure. Hopefully once I am back to 100% these will help stave off future flare ups.
Fish oil supplement -- 1 per day. This is an anti-inflammatory without the long term problems of using an NSAID daily.
Penetrex Pain Relief Therapy -- not sure it does anything but am continuing to try this. If nothing else it feels good to apply 2 or 3 times a day.
TheraBand Foot Roller -- PT recommended this but I did not find it helpful. It does not allow enough pressure on the heel to disrupt whatever is going on there that needs to change. I replaced use of this with the Beurer Foot Massager which for me works much better.
I hope this helps someone else with these issues. I am hoping this regimen will fully cure the problem in another 2-3 weeks.
Now for the cons: they are pretty bulky. If you are a light sleeper you WILL lose sleep to them. We ended up purchasing a second splint as armor against the first after a few nights because her left foot was getting roughed up by the hard plastic. It is also very difficult to keep your feet under the sheets with these on, so expect to wear socks. Lastly, you can expect the healing process to transfer the pain and tightness from your plantar fasciitis to your calves and ankles, so be prepared to stretch them constantly.
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