Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition where one of the ligaments in the sole of the foot tears as a result of stress or overuse. This painful condition is common to runners and sportspeople, and can continue for many months – even with continuous treatment. The Pro11 Day and Night Foot Brace Splint, a two-part splint and brace, can be used to alleviate pain caused by plantar fasciitis and promote healing.
Who Can Make Gains with the Pro11 Foot Brace Splint?
This brace and splint have been designed specifically for use by individuals with plantar fasciitis. They provide relief from pain caused by plantar fasciitis and, with extended use, can help to speed up the recovery process.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a disorder where the ligament that runs underneath the sole of the foot (called the plantar fascia) thickens. This is usually due to a recent tear or injury to the ligament, but may be caused by an accumulation of small injuries over a long period of time. This condition causes pain at the bottom of the foot and the heel, particularly in the morning, and can take months to heal (even with proper treatment).
How a Splint Helps to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
A splint designed to alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis keeps the foot fixed at a slight angle to stretch out the plantar fascia (the ligament that supports the arch). This relieves morning foot pain and promotes healing of plantar fasciitis with extended use.
How a Day Arch Brace Helps to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
A day arch brace increases comfort and alleviates pain by lifting the plantar fascia when you're on your feet. This redistributes pressure when you walk or stand, which reduces strain on your plantar fascia to prevent pain and further injury of the ligament.
About the Pro11 Day and Night Foot Brace Splint
The Pro11 Brace cups the arch and fastens across the top of the foot with velcro straps. It protects the arch from strain and raises the plantar fascia to relieve pain and tension.
The Pro11 Night Splint straps around the foot and the ankle to keep the foot flexed. This helps to keep the plantar fascia stretched during sleep, which relieves morning pain and stiffness and aids healing of the ligament.
Sizing of the Pro11 Night and Day Foot Brace Splint
This day brace and night splint are available in one universal size. This should fit individuals with calf widths of up to 44.45cm (17.5 inches).