BSOS Plantar Fasciitis Night Sock, Soft Stretching Splint & Sleep Support Brace
SKU # 054950
L Code: L-4396
Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain.
It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.
Plantar fasciitis is more common in runners. People who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support also have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel.
Heel pain is the primary symptom of plantar fasciitis, especially evident in the following conditions:
- The pain is usually the worst with the first few steps after awakening
- Pain and stiffness in the morning that gets worse as the day progresses
- It can also be triggered by long periods of standing or when you get up after sitting
- Pain which would get worse when climbing stairs or standing on toes
- The pain is usually worse after exercise, not during it.
- Pain in the bottom of your foot
- Pain at the front or center of your heel bone
- Pain when flexing
- Heel tenderness
- Foot tingling or burning
Even though plantar fasciitis can develop without an obvious cause, some factors can increase your risk of developing this condition. They include:
- Age. Plantar fasciitis is most common between the ages of 40 and 60.
- Certain types of exercise. Activities that place a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue — such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and aerobic dance — can contribute to the onset of plantar fasciitis.
- Foot mechanics. Flat feet, a high arch or even an abnormal pattern of walking can affect the way weight is distributed when you’re standing and can put added stress on the plantar fascia.
- Obesity. Excess pounds put extra stress on your plantar fascia.
- Occupations that keep you on your feet. Factory workers, teachers and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can damage the plantar fascia.
Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. Changing the way you walk as a way to relieve plantar fasciitis pain might lead to foot, knee, hip or back problems.
How To Treat Plantar Fasciitis
If you want to heal your Plantar Fasciitis, you need to rest your foot and stimulate blood flow. This plantar fasciitis sock stands out from other treatment options. It provides compression for stretching & resting your foot but also mobility. Many night braces or orthotics for plantar fasciitis are designed like a boot that makes late-night trips to the bathroom difficult. Plus, these products are often hot and uncomfortable to sleep in. Unlike these rigid options, the sleek design of our plantar fasciitis night splint makes getting a good night of sleep possible for those who struggle with bulkier boot-style options.
There are also other remedies that can be used to treat Plantar Fasciitis and help relieve your foot and heel pain. Physical therapy can help teach you exercises and to massage and stretch the affected area. Taping may also be an option. It is recommended to talk to your doctor if you have specific questions regarding your condition.
How do Plantar Fasciitis Socks Ease Your Pain?
The key with this plantar fasciitis night splint sock is its dorsiflexion assist strap that stretches from the ankle to the toes. The fastener strap threads through a buckle, so you can easily adjust how much your plantar fascia stretches during the night.
A medical professional can provide more specific advice when it comes to the appropriate amount of plantar fasciitis stretching needed for relief from plantar fasciitis pain. But generally speaking, just a mild dorsiflexion foot stretch will suffice.
Another great feature of this stretching splint is that it includes an alligator fastener clip that allows for full customization. This piece is removable so you can make the straps shorter for a greater stretch. As seen in the photos above, you can fold the strap over and attach the fastener piece back onto the strap
The support for plantar fasciitis is constructed of premium-grade neoprene. This material is soft against the skin and free of latex. Another convenient feature of this plantar fasciitis soft night splint is that it has grip-friendly material on the bottom, so you are at less risk of slipping due to the plantar fascia sock when moving about at night. Also, you can easily unhook the dorsiflexion strap for more comfortable walking in this scenario.
This treatment sock splint leaves the heel of the foot open for improved breathability and user comfort. It is available in different sizes that fit different shoe sizes. Both men and women can benefit from using this plantar fasciitis sock night splint.
A contact closure around the ankle means this component of the foot sock for plantar fasciitis arch pain is highly adjustable for a comfortable fit at the ankle, too.
Tips to Help Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Process:
While getting used to sleeping with the foot in dorsiflexion will likely take some time, a night splint sock for plantar fasciitis therapy is often easier to get used to than sleeping with a rigid plantar fasciitis boot. If the sock is uncomfortable, we recommend lessening the degree of stretch that you use. Another option would be to only wear the splint for a short period of time and work up to wearing it for longer periods of time. This stretching splint should be worn at night or while you’re resting during the day. If you are looking for something to wear throughout the day, check out this plantar fasciitis day splint brace.
Obviously, stretching the foot at night will help with plantar fasciitis relief, but this method can also help with other injuries such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar flexion contractures, heel spurs, and other lower leg overuse injuries.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The condition’s name is derived from the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fibrous tissue (plantar fascia) along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis can cause intense heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterized by a stabbing sensation in the heel that most often accompanies your first steps of the day. Once you have moved around a bit, limbering up your foot, the pain typically eases. Similarly, the stabbing sensation may also flare up when you stand after sitting for an extended time. The pain may also return following long hours on your feet or after an intense bout of physical activity.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis:
- Extra weight
- Non-supportive shoes
- Long periods of standing on hard surfaces
- Athletic activities that put stress on your foot .Your plantar fascia is in the shape of a bowstring, supporting the arch of your foot and absorbing shock when you walk. If tension and stress on this bowstring become too great, small tears can occur in the fascia. Repeated stretching and tearing can irritate or inflame the fascia, although the cause remains unclear in many cases of plantar fasciitis.
4 Reasons Why Our Plantar Fasciitis Splint is the Best:
The Ideal Fit
The soft splint is lightweight and low-profile. In order to provide more comfort, the night splint leaves your heel open for improved breathability. It also has a grip-friendly, non-slip tread along the bottom of your foot so you can safely walk short distances in it at night, like when getting up to go to the bathroom. Many different sizes are available in order to fit everyone who needs relief.
Easy to Use
The dorsiflexion strap is easy to unhook for a trip to the kitchen or bathroom in the middle of the night if desired. The splint is easy to apply and adjust thanks to the medical-grade fastener on the dorsiflexion strap and ankle component. It also features a removable alligator fastener clip that allows for full customization.
Customized for your needs
Wider Toe Box allows more wiggle room. Adjustable Toe Tension strap promotes faster healing and gives the ability to loosen it to go to the bathroom.
Soft Padded Neoprene enhances comfort. Cotton interior is soft on your skin. Longer Ankle Wrap for a better, more secure fit .
Textured sole helps to minimize your sliding on the floors.
4. Unbeatable Quality
The night socks for plantar fasciitis are constructed of premium-grade neoprene.
The innovative dorsiflexion strap provides a continuous foot stretch for plantar fasciitis, easing your heel pain. Also, our product is a simple black color and latex free.
To clean the soft brace, hand wash it in warm water with a mild detergent and air dry.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Soft Night Brace
- What conditions / injuries does this ankle stabilizer treat? This nighttime foot brace is the perfect support for many different conditions including foot drop, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis.
- How does it work? This flexible splint for plantar fasciitis, foot drop, and more helps reduce the painful tightening that you endure after you wake up and take your first steps. It holds your foot at a 90-degree angle while you sleep, stretching your fascia, Achilles tendon, and calf muscle.
- When should I wear it? This plantar fasciitis brace is only meant to be worn while sleeping or kicking your feet back on the couch. It is not meant to be worn while walking long distances. Please remove this brace if you plan on walking further than a few steps around the house. We also offer a different foot support for daytime use.
- What is it made of? Neoprene sock with soft polyester lining, foam/cloth laminate ankle wrap, nylon/polyester blend toe strap with hook and loop fastener, and embossed neoprene non-slip tread. All components are latex free.
- Who can wear this brace? Men and women of all ages can benefit from the stretch provided by this nighttime foot sock.
- What size should I buy? Size S fits Women’s US shoe sizes from 6-8.5 and Men’s US shoe sizes 5-7.5. Size M fits Women’s US shoe sizes 9-12.5 and Men’s US shoe sizes 8-11.5. Size L fits Women’s US shoe sizes 12.5+ and Men’s US shoe sizes ranging from 12-15. Fits your left or right foot.
- How do I put it on? Undo the ankle strap and slide your foot all the way into the sock. Wrap the ankle strap snugly around your ankle and secure the fastener. Unhook the toe strap, feed it through the D-ring, and pull gently upward. Reattach the toe strap to the top of your foot. You should feel a gentle stretch in your plantar fascia. For a greater stretch, remove the fastener end piece. Fold or cut the strap to make it shorter and reattached the end piece. Please note, once trimmed the sock can’t be returned.
- Washing Instructions: Hand wash in warm water with mild soap. Allow Achilles tendon stretcher to air dry completely before reapplying. Do not remove the plastic shell.
- Other features:
- Can be worn with or without socks
- Breathable, open-heel design
- Highly adjustable, 2-strap system for a secure fit
- Color: Black.
Exercises to help prevent plantar fasciitis
Left: To strengthen arch muscles, place a towel on the floor, grab the towel with your toes and pull it toward you. Top: While sitting, grasp your toes and gently pull them toward you until you feel a stretch in the arch of your foot. Right: Stand as shown, with your back leg straight and heel down. Move your hips forward until you feel a stretch in your calf. Switch legs and repeat. Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds — don’t bounce — and do one or two repetitions two to three times a day.