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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Golf shoes for Plantar fasciitis

Where To Buy

The best golf shoes for heel problems can be purchased at any pro golf shop, athletic store and many shoe stores. Golf shoes can even be purchased online from the retailer.


The best golf shoes for heel problems can be purchased for $100 to $250 a pair. It is important for your health to buy a shoe based on your specific needs, rather than for the price.


A good pair of golf socks that have arch support are best to wear with golf shoes for heel problems. Look for acrylic golf socks which help to wick away moisture from the feet and prevent blister formation. A good golf sock will also have more cushioning which can help to cushion the heels.


Be sure to try on golf shoes at the end of the day, or after a 20-minute walk so your feet are at their largest, and you will get the best fit. Look for ECCO, Foot Joy's, and Adidas brand golf shoes. Dr. Brown and Dr. Saffer's favorite specific line of golf shoes are the ECCO BIOM golf shoe and the Adidas 360 ATV.