The Plantar Fasciitis splint is manufactured in the UK by Beagle Orthopaedic and is made from a durable black elastic. Comfortable to wear, the splint helps support the arch of your foot and provides gentle stretch at night or when resting to reduce pain. The durable black elastic helps the foot from overheating.
If tension and stress on the bowstring on the arch of the foot becomes too great, small tears can occur in the plantar fascia. These tears can become inflamed, causing pain commonly known as Plantar Fasciitis.
The Plantar Fasciitis splint has been designed with 3 straps. The top strap allows your foot to stay in place and creates a pocket on the bottom side, so if required a Kool Pak (ice pack) can be placed to reduce inflammation, swelling, and muscular pain (follow the instructions on best practice). The middle ankle strap has a non-slip material on the inside and creates a short lever anchor to the foot for better focus and tension. The top strap contains orange strips for stretch guidance that allows you to monitor your progress and pressure on the plantar fascia. The brace does not compress the foot or calf and having a short lever strap to the ankle creates a strong and focused tension on the plantar fascia and does not change the amount of pressure when moving the knee in flexion or extension. The brace will not come off at night due the strapping system.
Indications for use of the Plantar Fasciitis Splint
» Plantar Fasciitis
Features and benefits of the Plantar Fasciitis Splint
» Easy to apply
» Made from a durable and strong material which is flexible
» Light and compact which is easy to store
» Comfortable and secure to wear, promoting a good stretch in the foot
» The clever design uses an ankle strap, allowing for focused tension to be applied on the plantar fascia when the knee is in a bent or extended position
» The superior strap (orange strips) allows the user to monitor pressure and progress
» The semi-elastic inner sole gives flexibility to the plantar area and a firm hold at the toes, where it’s needed. This allows the plantar fascia to stretch fully from the toes to the heel
» The horizontal strap keeps your foot in place and contains a handy lower section in which you can place a Kool Pak to ease any inflammation or swelling that may have occurred
» Can be worn day and night
» Hand wash and air dry