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Night Splint Options

Let's discuss two different style of night splints, Both the Boot style and the Dorsal Night splint.
Both type of night splints are effective for the treatment of plantar fasciitis in their own way.

Dorsal Night Splints

AirForm Night Splint
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AirForm Night Splint
Darco Body Armor
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Night Splint
Exoform Night Splint
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Exoform Night Splint

    Dorsal night splints were designed to fit the front of the foot and leg.  Straps on the dorsal night splint are used to pull the toes upward, providing dorsalflexion.  Dorsiflexion is basically the movement that decreases the angle between the top of the foot and the shin of the leg, by moving the toes closer to the shin.  This stretching action gives a deep stretch to the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia ligament.  The dorsal night splint is often called the most comfortable of the night splints because of the placement on the front of the foot rather then the back.

     The Body Armor Night Splint takes the dorsalflexion one step further.  It is the only night splint on the market today that actively engages the windlass mechanism of the foot.  Dorsiflexion of the hallux winds the plantar fascia around the head of the metatarsal causes an effective stretch of the plantar fascia and shortens the distance between the calcaneus (heel) and metatarsals (toes) to elevate the medial longitudinal arch. Resulting in a specific and sustained stretch to the plantar fascia, and a sustained low load stretch to the flexor tendons, Achilles tendon and calf muscles.

Boot Style Night Splints

AirForm Night Splint
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AirForm Night Splint
Darco Body Armor
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Night Splint

The boot night splint is one of the most night splint treatments on the market today.  The boot style night splint has a rigid, plastic outer layer and a soft inner layer and providing the most adjustable angle of dorsiflexion. This type of night splint is designed for the back of the leg and is very effective for the treatment of plantar fasciitis and heel pain.

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