Plantar Fasciitis Orthotics and Sleep Support
When you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, you need to take of this condition so it doesn’t aggravate itself. In addition, you want to address the issue soonest with the right plantar fasciitis orthotics or sleep support.
The use of a plantar fasciitis orthotics shall be used as soon as possible to alleviate the length of time plantar fasciitis will last. Not doing anything about your symptoms could cause your plantar fasciitis to last for months and months and aggravate it.
Below are some of the plantar fasciitis orthotics, you can procure yourself when a diagnosis is official. Knowing the symptoms help immensely and seeing a doctor is not really required.
ACE Plantar Fasciitis Sleep Support
The ACE Brand Plantar Fasciitis Sleep Support comfortably holds the foot in the recommended therapeutic position all night long for those suffering from plantar fasciitis. Firm-Stabilizing Support Provides the highest level of support and stabilization, using flexible, hinged, plastic, and/or aluminum stabilizers to help reduce risk of re-injury and relieve symptoms associated with acute injuries. Ideal for Plantar fasciitis and tendonitis. Care Instructions Remove calf and foot straps from rigid plastic support. Secure fasteners to straps prior to washing. Hand wash fabric components separately with mild soap in warm (not hot) water. Rinse well and air dry. Towel dry plastic components. Do not: machine wash, tumble dry, dry clean, or use bleach or fabric softeners.
The ACE Brand Plantar Fasciitis does everything it is advertised to do at a third the price of many others. It’s easily adjusted and stays secure through the night. People who wear size US 10.5 shoes can adapt very well to the right size of this sleep support.
The price hovers around the $40.00 and is an affordable solution for painful fascia.
Pro-Tec Athletics Night Splint
The Pro-Tec Athletics Night Splint is a quality and durable splint aimed at making those painful and sleepless nights, a thing of the past.
General Application: To alleviate pain in the arch and heel area.
Medical Application: To relieve symptoms of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. In addition, may relieve symptoms of peronei and tibial nerve entrapment.
How It Works: To be worn during inactivity (sleeping), the Pro-Tec Night Splint gently stretches the plantar fascia, promoting flexibility. By increasing flexibility of the plantar fascia, the likelihood of further strain or tearing is decreased, enhancing the healing process.
Design Theory: Terrycloth cover slips over a polypropylene shell, keeping the foot in comfortable dorsiflexion. Removable toe wedge raises toes, increasing stretch slightly. Adjustable ankle strap holds heel deep into heel cup portion of brace.
Below is a look at the sizes chart:
Mens (6-8.5), Womens (6-8.5)
Mens (9-10.5), Womens (9-11)
Mens (11-13), Womens (11.5-13.5)
(measurement based on shoe size)
Pro-Tec Athletics Night Splint is well built, comfortable and at a fair price. The regular price is set at approximately $45.00. You may have to make an adaptation to it, the cover comes off so you can move the foam wedge to elevate the ball of your foot. You can also add a few strips of Velcro to the shell to give yourself more flexibility in placement of the wedge. The cover comes off and goes back on easily. All in all, an excellent product for a night splint.
Futuro Plantar Fasciitis Sleep Support
The Futuro Plantar Fasciitis is another sleep support, available on the market. It is a dorsal night splint designed to be worn on top of the foot at night. The Futuro achieves its results by maintaining a therapeutic 85 -90 degree angle to your foot. Of note, one size fits most. Some of its features are:
- Comfortable straps to maintain position of brace on foot – Allows user to walk while worn
- Breathable soft foam on inside to enable comfortable support all night long.
- Patented soft edge and flexible hinge for comfort for a contoured fit around calf and foot. Adjustable straps enable fit flexibility
One general comment about the Futuro, you must keep in mind is that some people didn’t feel like the angle was sufficient to provide the right relief. It was to the point they had to modify it themselves. So beware!
One other general comment is the lack of stretch it gives. And this could be related to the paragraph above related to the angle. Overall, the Futuro, places as average as far as efficiency in relieving the pain at night and in the morning caused by plantar fasciitis.
Like the other plantar fasciitis orthotics and sleep support the Futuro is priced around $40.00 to $45.00.
Medium Bird & Cronin Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint
Designed to provide relief from pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Allows the patient to apply consistent stretch to the the plantar fascia by holding the foot in gentle dorsiflexion (bending the ankle upward).
This product has given great results to people who bought it and used. Many people described the Bird and Cronin Night Splint as awkward, but this really works. It is priced at around the same price as their competitors, which is $45.00.
It is a good quality product, worth the try.
I hope sincerely, one of these night splints or orthotics will do the trick. We all know how painful putting your foot down when you get up in the morning can be when suffering from plantar fasciitis.
More products for plantar fasciitis sleep support and in future articles, we will look at it more and review some of them. In the meantime, hope those above helps.