night splint

night splint

any splint or similar device applied to the affected extremity. It is used only at night.
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Plantar fasciitis: a prospective randomized clinical trial of the tension night splint.
In addition to orthotics, PT, and rest, you might try a plantarfascial night splint to aid in stretching the Achilles tendon.
If these measures fail, treatment may include cortisone injection to the heel, application of night splint and finally surgery in rare cases.
Massage, a night splint to stretch the heel cords, or a neoprene sleeve for compression during the day can relieve calf pain, a common problem among runners of all ages that often stems from a strained gastrocnemius or soleus muscle (see below).
18) If flexion contractures of the wrist or the fingers existed, a volar forearm-based night splint was used.
A randomised trial comparing wearing a night splint with standing on a tilt table for the maintenance of dorsiflexion of the affected ankle in stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation was carried out (Figure 1).
I've got doctors telling me to put him in a night splint and doctors telling me a night splint is the worst thing to do.
It combines the comfort and protection of a soft day splint and the corrective support of a rigid night splint.
Patients will be told to incorporate stretching exercises right when they wake up in the morning, and might be provided a night splint to wear to keep the plantar fascia stretched overnight.
Chronic plantar fasciitis can be treated with a night splint to keep your foot in a neutral position.
My doctor believes it may be a ganglion cyst, and after a series of failed conservative treatments (ice, stretching, night splint, orthotics) my doctor is now considering cortisone injections or surgery.
Instead, an orthopedist may suggest a night splint to hold your ankle up during sleep, as well as heel cups in your walking shoes.