A few days ago we posted about plantar fasciitis, a condition that can cause pain on the bottom of the foot near the heel. One of the interesting things about this condition is that the pain is often worse in the morning. During sleep, the plantar fascia tightens up. When the patient steps out of bed in the morning, the pressure of body weight on this tightened ligament can make the pain particularly acute. Most of the time pain will decrease as the tissue warms up, though it can return if the ligament is overworked.
Luckily, there are a number of different plantar fasciitis night splints that help alleviate the pain that patients feel in the morning. These night splints help stretch the plantar fascia to promote healing while you sleep.
Here are some recommended plantar fasciitis night splints:
- Aircast Dorsal Night Splint
- ProCare Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint
- ProCare Dorsiwedge Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint
P.S. These night splints can also help with Achilles tendonitis!