Top positive review
on August 7, 2017
I've had plantar fasciitis for about 2 months and decided to try a night splint to see if it helps. This was the least expensive one by far so I figured I'd give it a try. My left foot hurt much worse than the right, so I wore this for a few nights on the left. It wasn't instant relief, but after a few nights I noticed the pain had lessened quite a bit, and I actually felt more pain in the right foot when getting out of bed. So this splint apparently works. It's so cheap I ordered another for the right foot. After wearing these for a few weeks, my plantar fasciitis has lessened enough that I started running again.
The large size fits well enough on my size 10 foot. It is easy to put on with the 3 velcro straps and comfortable enough for what it is. It feels like wearing ski boots to bed and it takes some getting used to, but I imagine any hard splint is the same. I read a review on a different splint that offered tips on wearing it for the most comfortable fit, and it works with this one too. Tighten the shin strap the tightest, tighten the ankle strap firm but not as tight, and leave the foot strap loose enough to slip 2 fingers under. It still allows the foot to remain at a 90 degree angle, but doesn't cut off circulation during the night or cause pain. It worked well for me.
As for cons, the velcro straps are really long and seem to be made for tree trunks, instead of human legs, but they still work. You'll just have a lot of extra strap left dangling after tightening them. It still gets 5 stars from me because it does what its supposed to do, at a third of the price of other splints on Amazon. How can you beat that?