Terrycloth cover slips over a polypropylene shell, keeping the foot in comfortable dorsiflexion. Removable heel wedge raises toes, increasing stretch slightly. Adjustable ankle strap holds heel deep into heel cup portion of brace
*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 peroneal and tibial nerve entrapment.
How It Works: To be worn during inactivity (sleeping), the Pro-Tec Night Splint gently stretches the plantar fascia ligament, promoting flexibility. By increasing flexibility of the plantar fascia ligament, 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 heel wedge raises toes, increasing stretch slightly. Adjustable ankle strap holds heel deep into heel cup portion of brace.
Small Mens (6 - 8 ½) Womens (6-8 ½)
Medium Mens (9 - 10 ½) Womens (9 - 11)
Large Mens (11 -13) Womens (11 ½-13 ½)
Medical Definition: Tearing, excessive stretching, and/or inflammation of the plantar fascia (a tough, fibrous band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot with attachments to the heel bone and to the base of the toes).
Causes: Overpronation, long distance running, aging, and weight gain can all contribute to excessive stress on the plantar fascia, resulting in plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can cause bone spurs as calcium is deposited where the fascia is torn away.
Symptoms: Pain in the medial (inner) aspect of the heel, where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone. Typically, pain is worse in the morning after the fascia has contracted during the night. With the first steps of the day, the fascia is stretched, resulting in pain.
Recommended Treatment: R.I.C.E. - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Reduce activity to promote healing. Avoid downhill and hard surface running. Apply Ice for 10-15 minutes after each workout to reduce inflammation and pain. (If any skin irritation or adverse reaction occurs due to icing, see your medical doctor). Massage (a tennis ball may be useful) and stretching (Heel, Calf) of the plantar fascia and calf muscle. Decrease pronation problems with proper shoes and orthotics. Wear arch supports. As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a sports medicine professional is recommended.