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.
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.