keep the ankle dorsiflexed; this puts the plantar fascia in an optimal anatomic position to facilitate healing.
Current treatments for the condition are not curative, but include rest, ice, orthotics, weight loss (if obese), NSAIDs, night splints
and corticosteroid injections.
Non surgical treatment includes the use of night splints
, steroid injection, oral anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs.
Following the release of the cord, you should wear night splints
to ensure a good range of movement in the fingers is regained.
Still, it may take four months of stretching and wearing night splints
that hold your foot in a flexed position before your walking shows real improvement.
Atlas Biomechanics offers thermoplastic orthotic blanks, heel lifts, dorsal and plantar night splints
, hinged, stirrup and hybrid ankle braces, neoprene back braces, tape and wrapping supplies, exam gloves, x-ray film and aluminum crutches for chiropractors, physical therapists, and medical professionals.
She added: "He has to wear his night splints
now for six hours a night and they are really tight against the incisions so that is going to hurt, but he must do it to stretch out the tendons he has just had lengthened.
Can try night splints
and injection into carpal tunnel with steroid (Fig.
Fitting walking braces or night splints
might be tried.
Conventional treatments take up to a year to be effective, including rest, exercises to stretch the fascia, night splints
and arch supports.
Wrist braces worn at night by people without wrist complaints have not been shown to prevent any disease or pathologic state, so if you have healthy wrists, avoid wearing night splints
or braces for preventive reasons.
Hyde et al (2000) reported 23% less dorsiflexion contracture with the addition of night splints
over 1 year compared with passive stretches alone in subjects with muscular dystrophy.