Most of us sleep with our feet pointed down, which shortens the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. Night splints, which you wear while you sleep, keep your feet at a 90-degree angle. So instead of shortening your plantar fascia, you get a good, constant stretch while you sleep.
They can be bulky, but they tend to work really well. And once the pain is gone, you can stop wearing them. Plus, they literally help to treat your injury, while you sleep, how easy is that?!
Night splints can be an effective treatment options for conditions such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Calf tightness