First of all – What is a night splint? A night splint is a device that stretches your calf and foot while you sleep. They are typically made from a hard plastic shell with some type of foam to add comfort and fit. Some splints have adjustable Velcro straps to change tension and the angle of stretching your foot and calf. (Insert picture of night splint) What are they used for? Typically they are prescribed to patients suffering from one of the following: (Insert picture of foot with stars on areas below)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon Issues
- Metatarsal Stress Fractures
- Metatarsal Head Issues (Forefoot Issues)
- Tight Calf muscles
- Loosen your sheets on the bed.
- Sleeping position MATTERS! Sleeping on your stomach is the worst. Your side or back is best.
- Scoot down to the bottom of your bed and put your feet on the board (if you have one) – this will keep your foot in a 90 degree position.
- Or turn around and put your feet on the wall or headboard.