Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Plantar fascial night splints

Plantar fascial/achilles night splints are devices that we are able to dispense in our practice that aid in stretching out the achilles tendon and plantar fascia. We have a good number of patients that have resolution in heel pain with the use of just stretching exercises, night splints, and icing. Night splints are generally used while sleeping or resting at home. The night splints that we dispense are preset at 5 degrees and after a week we have our patients reset the splint to 10 degrees. Typically heel pain patients will use the night splints for 4-6 weeks.
A majority of insurances cover plantar fascial/achilles night splints. It is easy to use and is a nice conservative treatment option for heel pain.

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