Written by: Linda Lavi
Plantar fasciitis makes standing up from sitting or sleeping painful and difficult. It’s caused by stretching the ligaments in the foot irregularly, which causes small tears and inflammation. When left untreated, it can affect your foot flexors, calf muscles, hamstrings, sacrotuberous ligaments, back muscles and even the back of the neck. Medical treatment options such a steroid injections and surgeries are available, but these treatments are costly and put a toll on your body without any guarantee of solving all the problems.
Using the dorsal night splint along with stretching exercises, will help the ligaments become more flexible and can strengthen the muscles that support the arch, in turn reducing stress on the ligaments.Exercises to do in conjunction while wearing the Alex dorsal night splint: stretch the calf muscles, flexing the foot and ankle before getting out of bed, and pulling up and curling the toes to stretch the arch ligaments. No expensive surgery, or repeated steroid injections and doctor visits are needed when you consistently wear the Alex Dorsal Night Splint. The days of letting the plantar fasciitis control what you can do are over. The pain in your feet will fade and will no longer hinder your days