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Help! Night Splints...I am green to this place

Posted by Yvonne on 5/06/99 at 00:00 (006605)

However, I am not green to PF. Sorry if the topic has been covered 1/2 million times already, I did try skim over previous messages.

I am new to this message place and it is a great resource.

Can any one give me any advise on the various night splints and ANY feed back on any of the products?! I live in Canada and just started the search on purchaseing it...think it may be a little challenging.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

Maybe I can offer some advise on stretching, I sue the Pro Streth (along with others). My physio therapist sold it to me. I find I get a good stretch from it...but must be careful not to over do it!! It mimics putting your toes on a wall and hell on the ground, great calf and foot stretch! This way you don't have to mark up your walls at your home!

Thanks,
Yvonne


Re: Help! Night Splints...I am green to this place

Kris on 5/07/99 at 00:00 (006606)

My physical therapist made mine for me. Fiberglass is the base material. very soft cotton lining. I put them on and wrap an ACE bandage around. I have used them everynight since mid February and just got new ones that are at a more severe angle to stretch my foot. I dont see that they help throughout the day, but they do help that 1st get out of bed in the morning pain! Good Luck

Re: Help! Night Splints...I am green to this place

Jane on 5/07/99 at 00:00 (006624)

I got my night splint through my doctor (Podiatric Med.) It is made by Johnson & Johnson and was around $65. I'm not sure what the inside is made of, maybe fiberglass, but it's covered with a washable cover and has a removable insert in the bottom to increase the angle when needed. It fastens with velcro straps. A little odd looking (bright blue!) but quite comfortable once you get used to it. I've found it quite helpful. Good luck!

Re: Help! Night Splints...I am green to this place

bj on 5/07/99 at 00:00 (006628)

My splint sounds just like Jane's. I got it from my orthopedic. After trying to wear it several nights, and having thigh and hip discomfort, I stopped. Just did not work for me. Excerises, stretches and icing have done the most for me. Good luck.

Re: Help! Night Splints...I am green to this place

Kris on 5/07/99 at 00:00 (006606)

My physical therapist made mine for me. Fiberglass is the base material. very soft cotton lining. I put them on and wrap an ACE bandage around. I have used them everynight since mid February and just got new ones that are at a more severe angle to stretch my foot. I dont see that they help throughout the day, but they do help that 1st get out of bed in the morning pain! Good Luck

Re: Help! Night Splints...I am green to this place

Jane on 5/07/99 at 00:00 (006624)

I got my night splint through my doctor (Podiatric Med.) It is made by Johnson & Johnson and was around $65. I'm not sure what the inside is made of, maybe fiberglass, but it's covered with a washable cover and has a removable insert in the bottom to increase the angle when needed. It fastens with velcro straps. A little odd looking (bright blue!) but quite comfortable once you get used to it. I've found it quite helpful. Good luck!

Re: Help! Night Splints...I am green to this place

bj on 5/07/99 at 00:00 (006628)

My splint sounds just like Jane's. I got it from my orthopedic. After trying to wear it several nights, and having thigh and hip discomfort, I stopped. Just did not work for me. Excerises, stretches and icing have done the most for me. Good luck.