Streamwood, IL (PRWEB) April 1, 2009
Orthotics And Beyond, an international distributor of patient-ready orthopedic bracing systems, has dramatically expanded its plantar fasciitis splint and night splint solutions to offer new combination treatments and personalized therapies. Each year over two million people in the United States alone suffer from plantar fasciitis, also commonly known as "Heelspurs" or "Painful Heel Syndrome". Plantar fasciitis is characterized by sharp pain localized near the front of the heel, and it can affect individuals of all activity levels. A well publicized case recently sidelined a professional basketball player for 28 games: a clear statement about the severity of the pain and its indiscriminate targets.
Recent clinical studies have shown that a splint capable of holding the foot in a near-neutral position while resting at night is effective in treating 80% of plantar fasciitis cases. A variety of plantar fasciitis night splints are available, and examples and a brief discussion of the relative merits of the different styles are available at the Orthotics And Beyond web site under the Night Splint category.
Because foot anatomy, lifestyle, and sleeping habits are important in selecting the appropriate treatment, Orthotics And Beyond has expanded its plantar fasciitis offerings to improve patient compliance and to offer more combination therapies (e.g., 24-hour a day solutions). Many people suffering from plantar fasciitis are benefitting from bedtime or "TV time" use of a night splint with concurrent daytime use of special heel cup orthotics or arch supports that passively stretch or actively stimulate the plantar fascia. Such combined therapies can reduce heel pain faster and can accelerate healing of the plantar fascia. A complete line of night splint and plantar fasciitis products and new combination therapies can be viewed and purchased at the Night Splint page on the Orthotics And Beyond web site: http://www.OrthoticsAndBeyond.com/c-23-night-splint.aspx.