Night Splints for Heel Pain are among the many ways of fighting the unbearable heel pain caused due to plantar fasciitis. Since heel pain is the most severe after extended hours of resting the feet, night splints are worn at night to support your heels. A night splint supports your foot at 90 degrees and keeps the calf muscles stretched all through the night. Although, a night splint is one of the effective treatments of heel pain, it is also an uncomfortable thing to wear all through the night. Keeping in mind all the benefits of night splints in heel pain cure, a lot of people prefer the sock night splints over the rigid night splints.
When we sleep without wearing a night splint, our foot tends to bend inwards causing the plantar fascia to shorten. This is the reason it pains so much when you try to place your heels in the morning just after getting out of the bed. Wearing a night splint helps to keep the ligament of plantar fascia stretched all through. A night splint retains the tension created over the plantar fascia and also lessens the stress formed on the intrinsic muscles and tissues where you feel the intense pain.