IMPORTANT: For Wide Or Swollen Feet We Recommend That You Purchase a Size Larger To Ensure Optimal Fit
MARS Wellness Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint is primarily intended for treating Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis, and may be ideal for other conditions recommended by a physician. The purpose of this lightweight plantar fasciitis night brace is to keep the patient's ankle in a neutral position overnight, passively stretching the calf and plantar fascia during sleep. This gentle stretch helps reduce the muscle contracture, inflammation, and associated pain. The lightweight, low profile shell is sturdy and breathable and has three padded straps with buckles to ensure immobilization. In addition, the padding features a washable Lycra covering that is cool against the skin for maximum comfort.
It will be best to start wearing the night splint for a short period of time, perhaps only 1 hour the first night, then extending it gradually each night and week.
Most splints are also adjustable, so you can alter the tension to suit. It may be that you need to start with it looser and make it tighter over time. The ideal target will be to wear it overnight or for around 4 to 5 hours at a time. This is the perfect time period for the plantar fascia tissue to extend and begin to heal!
Our uniquely designed night splint includes buckles on both sides of the splint eliminating the need to reach over and struggle to buckle the splint.
IMPORTANT FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
If you find your foot or heel moving around in the splint, tighten each strap until the splint feels snug-this will help keep your foot in place.
Place the splint on the floor,
Step into the splint with heel as far back as possible
Close and adjust the clasps while the splint is on the floor. Clasping and unclasping can take a couple of times of donning the brace to get used to
Clasping and unclasping can take a couple of times of donning the brace to get used to
Common Questions/Concerns That are Asked
Where Does the Wedge Go?
Step 1 Lift up the fabric pad at the toe area of the boot.
Step 2 Slide the wedge underneath and affix to the velcro on the wedge to the velcro on the bottom of the boot.
Can be moved around to adjust flexion.
Numb feeling in my foot?
Experiencing a numb feeling in your foot when wearing the brace?
Ironically, this is a sign that the product is doing its job. It takes a couple of days for someone who wears a plantar fasciitis night splint to get used to the stretch provided by the splint.
Initially the stretch can be uncomfortable and can sometimes cause numbness, but once a customer wears it for a couple of nights they are then able to tolerate the stretch and the numbness goes away.
Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament which can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if:
Your feet roll inward too much when you walk (excessive pronation ).
You have high arches or flat feet.
You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces.
You are overweight.
You wear shoes that don't fit well or are worn out.
You have tight achilles tendons or calf muscles.
About Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.
Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet.
So how can the splint help my plantar fasciitisâ€‹?
When wearing the splint, the foot is held in a certain position, called â€œdorsiflexionâ€œ. This means that the fascia is stretched, not allowing it to contract and become tighter overnight.
The great thing about a night splint, is that the remedy is quite gentle and the fascia will be returned to itâ€™s proper length over a period of time. Once stretched out, the plantar fascia will become less tense and therefore will cause less pain.
Now designed with buckles on both sides of the splint, this allows you to wear it on either foot without having to worry about trying to find which side it opens and closes from.