Body Armor® Night Splint
Dorsal Night Splint
For plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, ankle contracture ect.
The dorsal Night Splint stabilizes the foot and lower leg position at an angle of 90° in order to avoid equines deformity of the foot and to consequently prevent achilles tendon shortening. The toe loop elevates the hallux (dorsal flexion) resulting in a sustained stretch to the plantar fascia. The combination of stretching to the fascia and keeping the position by means of the splint enables various indications to counteract. The adjustable straps are quick and easy to use providing perfect fitting.
Windlass Mechanics - The Key to Plantar Fasciitis Relief
In 1954, J.H. Hicks described the foot and its ligaments as an arch-like triangle, or truss, formed by the calcaneus, midtarsal joint and metatarsals. Dorsiflexion of the hallux winds the plantar fascia around the head of the metatarsal causing an effective stretch of the plantar fascia and shortens the distance between the calcaneus and metatarsals to elevate the medial longitudinal arch. As we now know, the active application of a controlled and dynamic stretch to the plantar fascia itself is the key to plantar fasciitis relief.
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Plantar fasciitis is a common, painful disorder affecting the heel and the underside of the foot. It is a disorder affecting the insertion site of the ligament on the bone and is characterized by scarring, inflammation, or structural breakdown of the foot's plantar fascia. It is often caused by increases in exercise or weight. It can also be associated with age or by overuse causing injury to the plantar fascia.
It is the most common injury of the plantar fascia and is typically the cause of heel pain. Approximately 10 % of all people will have plantar fasciitis at some point during their lifetime. It is relatively common in middle aged people but also occurs in younger people who are frequently on their feet.
The DARCO Body Armor® Night Splint provides the most effective stretch of the plantar fascia of any night splint on the market today. And it does so with a sleek and light-weight profile that provides optimal comfort and livability for the wearer. That means higher compliance and a more effective treatment of the symptoms. It is a win/win situation for both physician and patient.