The Stretch-Away Night Brace is specifically designed to help alleviate the daily pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after they get out of bed or sit for a long time. This early morning pain is what studies have shown Stretch-Away will stop in a relatively short time for most people.
How long will it take for my plantar fasciitis to go away completely?
It depends on many factors; everybody is different. But, the amount of time it takes for full recovery is something YOU control; not your doctor! And the brace YOU choose has a lot to do with it.
Your doctor will explain to you that plantar fasciitis most often occurs because of injuries that have happened over time. With treatment, including using the Stretch-Away Night Brace every night, you will have less pain within a few weeks. But it may take time for the pain to go away completely. Depending on your occupation and lifestyle it may take a few months, or in some cases up to a year.
The most important thing is to stay with your doctor’s comprehensive treatment plan and wearing the Stretch-Away Night Brace while you sleep. If you don’t, your condition may escalate to the point of having constant pain when you stand or walk. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner your feet will stop hurting.
Due to their OWN fault many people dramatically delay their recovery and prolong plantar fasciitis pain, by not choosing the correct night brace at the start of treatment. These people, for unknown reasons, tend to choose the heaviest, most cumbersome, excessively expensive, and uncomfortable foot braces on the market; many of which are not specifically designed to treat plantar fasciitis. Expensive does not mean better; it only means it cost a lot more.
As a result of choosing the wrong night brace at the start of treatment many people tend to stop using them; because they are just too heavy and disrupt their sleep. Thereby, halting treatment and prolonging their recovery indefinitely.
Comfortable While Sleeping
Disruptive to Sound Sleep
In addition to wearing the Stretch-Away Night Brace, how is plantar fasciitis treated?
No single treatment works best for everyone with plantar fasciitis. This is the reason many doctors prescribe a multiple exercise routine treatment (in addition to wearing the Stretch-Away Night Brace every night). But remember always consult your doctor to obtain a proper diagnosis of your condition and follow their treatment plan.
Give your feet a rest. Cut back on activities that make your foot hurt.
Get a new pair of shoes. Pick shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole.
To reduce pain and swelling, try putting ice on your heel.
Do toe stretches, towel stretches, and calf stretches several times a day; especially when you first get up in the morning. (For towel stretches, you pull on both ends of a rolled towel that you place under the ball of your foot.)
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. This leads to the pain and swelling you are experiencing. You are more likely to get Plantar fasciitis if:
Your feet roll inward too much when you walk (excessive pronation). Normally when walking, your foot lands on the outer side of the heel first. Your weight then passes along the inner edge of the sole (normal pronation) and then back to the outside of the foot. In excessive pronation, the body weight stays on the inner edge of the sole.
You have high arches or flat feet.
You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces.
You are overweight.
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You wear shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out.
You have tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles