If you’ve been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis (also known as heel spurs) you will be familiar with waking each morning dreading getting out of bed, as you nervously prepare to take that excruciatingly painful first step. That feeling of agony which takes your breath away as though a red, hot spike is being driven through your heel. The hesitation while you worry about the damage the pain is causing and the trepidation of taking another agonising step. Followed by the feeling of relief once the heel pain subsides, only to return the next morning when the cycle repeats itself once again.
TXG’s Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint can help you recover faster from painful heel pain
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The Plantar Fascia is the band of ligament which runs along the bottom of your foot. It connects your heel bone to your toes, it also supports the arch of your foot.
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the Plantar Fascia. If you strain your plantar fascia, it becomes weak, swollen and inflamed. If the strain remains untreated, it can result in tiny tears in the ligament which can lead to pain and swelling. Long term plantar fasciitis can lead to a build-up of bone (a calcaneal spur or heel spur) at the point where the plantar fascia connects to the heel bone, for this reason plantar fasciitis is sometimes referred to as “heel spurs"
Most people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis (heel spurs) experience severe, shooting heel pain when taking their first steps after getting out of bed, or after sitting for a long period of time. The foot may become more painful as the day goes by, or after standing for extended periods of time.
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by repetitive overstretching of the Plantar Fasciitis.
If you are suffering from heel pain or sore heels, we recommend that you seek medical advice so that you can be certain of your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment focuses on reducing pain and inflammation and gentle stretching of the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. While regularly stretching and strengthening the plantar fascia during the day is important for recovery. The problem which arises at night while we are sleeping, is that most people sleep with their toes pointed or curled. This causes the plantar fascia ligament to contract or shorten which causes the excruciating heel pain first thing in the morning, until the Plantar Fascia stretches. We recommend treatment under the care of a medical professional.
Night splints are not a new treatment for Plantar Fasciitis. In fact, many studies over the last 15 years have found that the use of night splints as part of a treatment plan aids a quicker recovery by providing a gentle, controlled stretch overnight. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (JFAS, 2012) found that Night Splints reduced recovery time by 60%
Traditional Night splints are similar in appearance to a Moon Boot. They haven’t been popular due to their bulky, clumsy design, hardness of the splint, uncomfortable pressure from the straps, irritation to the skin, interruption of sleep when wearing it and the risk of tripping and falling if you need to get up during the night.
The TXG Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint is a simple, safe and effective alternative to the traditional hard night splint. It has been developed by a physical therapist and is recommended by physiotherapists, podiatrists and athletic trainers worldwide.
Lightweight, breathable tubular sock-like knit material is comfortable to wear, easy to wash, quick to dry and small enough to travel with
It can be worn on either foot, is quick and easy to put on and take off
Two adjustable Velcro straps make it quick and easy to adjust for a comfortable fit and simple to loosen the straps if you need to walk while wearing the splint
Makes it easy to maintain your normal stretching and movements while sleeping
It doesn’t lock the ankle joint into one position
To aid muscle recovery after exercise the TXG Soft Splint can be pulled tightly for up to 15 minutes after exercising to help muscle recovery. Or it can be worn with a gentle stretch, overnight while you are sleeping
Precautions: If you have any open sores, diabetes, swelling, oedema, hammer toes, bunion, active rash, severe dermatitis, trauma to the foot, recent foot surgery, pregnant or have circulatory problems, please consult with your Doctor or health professional before using the TXG Plantar Fascia Night Splint
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