Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint Evidence

The Question: Are night splits effective for the management of plantar fasciitis?

This study compared the effects of calf stretching to a night splint on patients with heel pain related to plantar fasciitis.

The study: 160 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomly allocated to either night splints or self-calf stretching. They all received conventional treatments as required,
(i.e. NSAIDs, RICE, shoe education, Orthotics, PT, etc.)

All patients were instructed to wear the sock for at least 6 hours per night. They were to remove the sock in the AM before rising. Interestingly no patient in the study found wearing the sock intolerable.

Posted on: November 19, 2008

Categories: Foot & Ankle

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