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Pro-Tec Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint
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About Pro-Tec Athletics:
Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, Pro-Tec Athletics began with one product, the Pro-Tec Patellar knee tendon strap. Started by professional volleyball player Jeff Rodgers, the company rapidly grew, and today is located in Redmond, Washington, and offers more than 25 products, ranging from highly effective orthopedic supports to breakthrough innovations in cryotherapy.
In addition to success in the volleyball and running markets, Pro-Tec Athletics benefits a wide range of sporting goods and sports medicine markets, including, but not limited to soccer, basketball, schools, athletic trainers, physical therapy, podiatry, orthopedic and chiropractic clinics.
How It Works:
To be worn during inactivity (sleeping), the Pro-Tec Night Splint, by holding the foot in a slight dorsiflexion (5 degrees), gently stretches the plantar fascia ligament and achilles tendon, promoting flexibility. By increasing flexibility of the plantar fascia ligament, the likelihood of further strain or tearing is decreased, enhancing the healing process. A terrific and simple product that works while you sleep.
Size Chart (USA):
- Small Mens (6 - 8 ½) Womens (6-8 ½)
- Medium Mens (9 - 10 ½) Womens (9 - 11)
- Large Mens (11 -13) Womens (11 ½-13 ½)
The slip cover is removable for washing. Use light soap or rinse only. Drip dry only
- Detach all straps and while sitting, place your foot in the Night Splint.
- Press your heel deep into the brace's heel area and attach the ankle strap by pulling the strap across the top of the ankle, feeding the strap through the plastic loop. Pull the strap through the loop to a firm, yet comfortable compression level, and reattach in front of the ankle with the velcro closure.
- Wrap the additional straps over the foot and lower leg to a firm comfortable compression level. Attach with velcro.
- The toe wedge may be placed onto the toe area of the brace (underneath the slip cover) if a greater degree of dorsiflexion and increased stretch is required.
- Use during periods of inactivity or sleeping.
What is Plantar Fasciitis ?
Tearing, excessive stretching, and/or inflammation of the plantar fascia (a tough, fibrous band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot with attachments to the heel bone and to the base of the toes).
Overpronation, long distance running, aging, and weight gain can all contribute to excessive stress on the plantar fascia, resulting in plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can cause bone spurs as calcium is deposited where the fascia is torn away.
Pain in the medial (inner) aspect of the heel, where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone. Typically, pain is worse in the morning after the fascia has contracted during the night. With the first steps of the day, the fascia is stretched, resulting in pain.
R.I.C.E. - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Reduce activity to promote healing. Avoid downhill and hard surface running. Apply Ice for 10-15 minutes after each workout to reduce inflammation and pain. (If any skin irritation or adverse reaction occurs due to icing, see your medical doctor). Massage (a tennis ball may be useful) and stretching (Heel, Calf) of the plantar fascia and calf muscle. Decrease pronation problems with proper shoes and orthotics. Wear arch supports. As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a sports medicine professional is recommended.
Due to health restrictions, unless faulty or damaged, this item is non returnable. Please try on over clothing in one of our stores if unsure about the sizing.