2097 / NIGHT SPLINT FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS
The OTC Select 2097 night sock is designed to maintain tension on the plantar fascia tissue in the foot so it can heal in a stretched position at night. Using it can reduce pain upon rising, overall recovery time and the need for medications. When worn as intended it will prevent the plantar fascia from contracting while in the prone or supine (sleeping) position. The night splint holds the ankle and forefoot in a position of slight dorsiflexion and thus prevents the plantar fascia from contracting, which causes pain.
Indications Listed Below
• Extra soft sock with anti-microbial treatment provides for cool, breathable, lightweight comfort, wicks away moisture
• Non-elastic encircling strap keeps sock in place on leg
• Non-elastic toe strap maintains tension on plantar fascia tissue to aid in healing
• Does not restrict movement in the ankle joint
• Available in black or white
Extra soft sock with anti-microbial treatment provides for cool, breathable, lightweight comfort, wicks away moisture.
Non-elastic encircling strap keeps sock in place on leg.
Non-elastic toe strap maintains tension on plantar fascia tissue to aid in healing. Non-abrasive fastening material throughout.
How to Measure for and Apply Night Sock
|MEASURE ACCORDING TO SHOE SIZE|
|X-SMALL||3.5 - 5||4.5 - 6.5|
|SMALL||4.5 - 7||6 - 8|
|MEDIUM||7.5 - 10.5||8.5 - 11.5|
|LARGE||10.5 - 12.5||11.5 - 13.5|
|X-LARGE||13 - 14||14 - 15|
A. Measure based on shoe size.
1. Remove product from the packaging and unfold the sock. Leave all fasteners attached.
2. Pull the sock over the leg and stretch it over the calf with the metal ring facing the front at the top of the leg. Do not roll or fold the top of the sock onto itself.
3. Secure the encircling strap around the calf with the contact closure fastener.
4. Take the toe strap of the sock and pass it through the metal ring. Pull the toes approximately one-half inch (1/2") off the floor and adjust the toe strap to keep the foot in this position.
5. Do not pull the toes upward too tightly as this will cause discomfort.
Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC Ankle Products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.
|Post Cast Removal|
|Post Metatarsal Injury|
|Post Surgery Use and Rehab|
|Post Static Pain|
|Soft Tissue Injuries|
|Sprains, Grade 2 and 3|
|Stable Fractures of the Ankle|
|Stress Fractures of the Foot|
SPRAIN AND STRAIN CONDITIONS
These affect the connective tissues around the joints. Sprains are injuries to ligaments.The injury can be considered mild (slight stretching), moderate (partial tear), or severe(complete tearing). One or more ligaments can be injured in a sprain. The severity of the strain will depend on the extent of injury to a single ligament (whether the tear is partial or complete) and the number of ligaments involved.
Helping the joint to heal is the purpose of ankle bracing. By placing the ankle in a neutral position, the support restricts movement and relieves painful stresses on the various ligaments, tendons and muscles. Further, it aids healing by restricting or limiting the use of the injured part of the extremity.
The conditions shown below may not be treated by the product listed on this page. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.
A mild strain can occur for a number of reasons, but is most often caused by a person’s weight being applied to an ankle that is at an unnatural angle - eversion or inversion - with the ligament or ligament group being stretched or even torn.
MODERATE & SEVERE SPRAINS
Sprains are classified as mild, moderate or severe based on the extent of the injury and the number of ligaments involved. A moderate sprain is a slight treating of a ligament or a ligament group, while a severe sprain will always be a complete tear, and usually among a group of ligaments.
ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES
The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body and is the most often injured, usually as a result of overuse. The Achilles tendon is stretched or relaxed with every ankle movement, which can lead to a prolonged recovery period if the patient becomes too active without the proper use of ankle supports or walking aids such as canes and crutches.
Shown to the right is an image of Achilles tendinitis, which is an inflammation or slight tearing of the tendon.
To the right is an image of Achilles rupture, which is a complete tear of the tendon often associated with a “popping” sound when the separation occurs. Treatment for an Achilles rupture includes reattachment surgery followed by total resting of tendon until healed and strengthened through rehabilitation.
Bones of the ankle
D. Cuboid Bone
E. Cuboid Bone
F. Intermediate Cuneiform
G. Medial Cuneiform
Tendons & Ligaments of the ankle
A. Anterior Talofibular Ligament
B. Achilles Tendon
C. Peroneus Longus Tendon
D. Achilles Tendon
E. Deltoid Ligaments
F. Anterior Tibial Tendon