8 Best Night Splints for Plantar Fasciiits - 2019 review -

 

Why using nights splints for plantar fasciitis?

 

A recent study proved that with regular use of night splints for 4 to 12 weeks, 80% of plantar fasciitis patients showed improvement.

So, keep reading if you want to find out the best and most effective night splints and braces for this 2019.

 

Make the treatment even more effective combining them with...:

 

Shoe insoles and compression socks are a great complement to use with night splints, as shoe insoles and compression socks will help you as you stand on your feet all day long and night splints will treat you while you are sleeping. Therefore the feet are not disturbed by unnecessary movements.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition which may develop into more severe complications if not treated. For sportsmen and women, if it is not treated, one may even lose their sports career.

However, how to treat plantar fasciitis depends on an individual. There are those who will prefer to receive injections and medical interventions. But other effective ways to treat plantar fasciitis are performing exercises and stretches, rolling your feet with a frozen bottle and simply resting.  

 

How can night splints help you treat plantar fasciitis?

 

The night splints heal plantar fasciitis by improving a person’s mobility and minimizing pain through stretching the plantar fascia during the night. The foot is held in a position called dorsiflexion. If consistently used, the night splints will treat the plantar fasciitis condition in only three months.

We have made a list of the best plantar fasciitis night splints available online and we have outlined them below:

 

 

 

1. Plantar Fasciitis Sleep Support (RecuVita brand)

Best Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis

 

This night splint is a sleep support for plantar fasciitis characterized by a wraparound design, an inside aluminum strip and cushioned pad. The wraparound design ensures the foot is properly fitted and the aluminum strip will make sure your foot rests between 90 to 85 degrees.  Furthermore, the splint ensures pain relief and minimal swelling of the foot by keeping the plantar fascia in a state of stretching all night long.

RecuVita will also provide you with a free massage ball to treat your plantar fascia with a deep tissue massage.

 

PROS (+)

  • Open and breathable
  • Cushioned to provide comfort
  • Free massage ball included
  • Great adjustment

CONS (-)

  • The flip side of the wraparound design is that it takes time to adjust to get the foot to be in the correct position

 

2. Cool Stretch Night Splint with Sealed Ice (Brown Medical brand)

Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis

All the features of the Cool Stretch night splint make it a better fit for treating plantar fasciitis. First, it contains a fixed angle support. This helps in stretching the ligament of the foot which feels painful.

Secondly, there is a cold therapy that treats both inflammation and pain. In fact, the ice pack within the night splint can be easily moved from one position to another to target the painful areas of the foot.  

Thirdly, the Cool Stretch plantar fasciitis brace contains a low-profile design. The design forms a 90-degree angle at which the foot rests all night. Ultimately, a person wakes up with no pain on their ankles and foot soles.

 

PROS (+)

  • Grants effective treatment of plantar fasciitis
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Stays firmly in place

CONS (-)

  • Can  be difficult to put on

 

3. Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Night Splint (RecuVita brand)

Best Night Brace for Plantar Fasciitis

 

This Plantar fasciitis night Splint is lightweight and has a low-profile shell. Besides, it also contains dual tension straps that assist in causing immobilization, pain relief, and increased flexion.

 

PROS (+)

  • Largery aproven to be very effective
  • Breathable
  • Made of a foam wedge for better support
  • Durable

CONS (-)

  • Should not be used by persons with large calf muscles

 

4. Hard Night Splint (Vive brand)

Vive Night Splint

 

The Hard Night Splint helps relieve pain related to plantar fasciitis. It is fitted with a removable wedge which elevates the feet to reduce swelling.

Besides, the plantar fasciitis night boot contains a comfortable padding on the inside. On the outside, there is a plastic covering. This cover offers protection and support to both the legs and feet.

 

PROS (+)

  • It is durable
  • One can obtain customizable support
  • Vive offers a 60-day warranty for the night splint

CONS (-)

  • It is not advisable to walk in them

 

5. Soft Night Splint (Vive brand)

Soft Night Splint for Heel Pain

 

Soft Night Splint is a premium cushioning splint which can be customized to meet an individual’s needs. Suffice to say, it is among the best night splint for plantar fasciitis found in the shops.

It has a removable foam wedge which elevates the foot, increases comfort, and relieves swelling. Both men and women can wear the splint on both feet.

 

PROS (+)

  • Provides extra support
  • Vive provides a 60-day warranty
  • Suitable for both men and women

CONS (-)

  •  It is bulky compared to other night splints

 

6. Night Splint (Bird and Cronin brand)

 

This foot brace for plantar fasciitis is unique because it features a patented three-dimensional molded technology. This technology ensures that the person who wears the splint experiences superior comfort.

The buckles of the night splint are easy to use. Hence, putting on and taking off the braces is not a challenge.

 

 

PROS (+)

  • Comfortable due to a soft foam on its interior
  • Breathability
  • Relieves pain effectively

CONS (-)

  • For some people the buckles may cause itchiness to the skin

 

7. Dorsal Night Splint (Cramer brand)

 

The Dorsal Night Splint does not retain as much heat as other splints such as the Alphabrace night splint. Therefore, anyone who wears them will enjoy uninterrupted sleep.

This plantar fasciitis night boot is not bulky and can be used on any hurting foot. Its clamshell design holds the foot in a neutral position the whole night. Subsequently, a person will attest to their foot being less painful in the morning.

PROS (+)

  •  Are very comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • One enjoys an undisturbed sleep in them

CONS (-)

  • The splint has to be adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions in order to fit a particular foot size
  • Much more costly than other option such as RecuVita and Vive

 

8. Plantar Fasciitis Sleep Support (Future brand)

 

 

These plantar fasciitis braces keep legs in a steady position for the whole night. Consequently, one wakes up with no pain and feeling rested.

The sleep support night splint also has a wraparound design, a flexible hinge and cushioned pad. The wraparound design ensures the foot is properly fitted.

Moreover,  braces have soft foam inside them which helps in reducing the risk of skin irritation.

 

PROS (+)

  • Minimum risk of skin irritation
  • Both supportive and comfortable
  • Open and breathable
  • Flexible

CONS (-)

  • The flip side of the wraparound design is that it takes time to adjust to get the foot to be in the correct position

 

RESOURCES:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7426924_Plantar_Fasciitis_Evidence-based_review_of_diagnosis_and_therapy

https://www.healthline.com/health/plantar-fasciitis#symptoms

 

 

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Marc Trevor December 04, 2018

Great resources! Thanks for the information, certainly using a night splint to treat plantar fasciitis helps, but its the combination of different resources that will cure it. Cheers!

Jaco Kreig December 11, 2018

Thanks for the advice. Been dealing with plantar fascitis for too long already? Any recommendation in best night splints for big feet? I am a 13?

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