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Heel Pain Treatment Options

The FXT plantar fasciitis splint fits like a sock, gives greater freedom.

Speed up the heeling process of plantar fasciitis. The FXT allows you to sleep comfortably while gently stretching out the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the toe.

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When heels are sore or you’re suffering from chronic heel pain, an application of cold and/or hot assists in the healing process.

Hot/Cold Packs provide therapy that’s constantly in touch with sore muscles, tendons and tissue. Microwave or freeze the packs depending on the desired treatment cold therapy is especially beneficial in the treatment of plantar fasciitis (heel pain). Apply cold therapy in the mornings and heat therapy in the evenings.

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Heel Pain Night Splints


Heel Pain Night Splints

Plantar fasciitis is characterised by pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia which originates from the base of the heel and goes along the sole of the foot attaching to the toes. Pain is usually present on the inside of the heel and the patient usually complains of pain when first rising in the morning and after long periods of walking and standing. The pain tends to ease during the day and returns after being off your feet.

Conservative treatment options include orthotics, heel pain, strapping, stretching, corticosteriod injections and night splints.

The benefit of night splints involves stretching the plantar fascia. Normally when you sleep the foot tends to flex inwards which causes the plantar fascia to shorten and relax. This is the reason why the 1st few steps in the morning are so painful. The idea of the night splint is that it retains tension on the plantar fascia and reduces stress to the intrinsic muscles which reduces pain.

Over time the nights splint stretches the plantar fascia and decreases tension in the plantar fascia and Achilles tension. This will help to address the underlying cause of heel pain which is the gait (walking) cycle. This also acts as a preventative measure to prevent your suffering from plantar fasciitis again. One of the most common biochemical causes of heel pain is a condition called over pronation. Your feet compensate for the lack of upward movement (dorsiflexion) by rotating in excessively. This causes unstable joints in the feet and puts stress on the plantar fascia. The night splint reduces tension on the Achilles tendon and intrinsic foot muscles to prevent over pronation and thereby prevent plantar fasciitis.

The pro stretch plantar fascia stretcher

The Pro Stretch helps control heel pain in minutes.

Three 30-second step stretches work wonders for heel pain

Step right up to maximize the benefits of safe, effective stretching to control heel pain and discomfort. Developed by sports professionals for everyone, the patented rocker design of the pro stretch automatically holds the foot in the optimal position for proper stretching.

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