- Fitting your LMUA-NS PRO-Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis. It’s important to remember that treatment for Plantar fasciitis should not be rushed. This is a common error in treatment that retards healing. Do not overtighten the dorsiflexion (side) straps; these straps should be adjusted to put some, but not too much, pressure on the plantar fascia.
See how easy it is to adjust the Multi Use Boot (same as Night splint)
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- Multi USE adjusts for Plantar Fasciitis, Dorsiflexion as a Night Splint, recumbent heel pressure relief, wound control, Heel Float, inversion or eversion, or toe walking.
How to put on the boot: you can adjust the length of the foot part to accommodate the size of your foot if necessary. Undo the side straps; â€śopenâ€ť the boot up by putting the heel part on a table and push the ends open. Then, you can change the position of the heel bend to make the foot part longer or shorter by re-bending the boot. Put little bends where you want the heel bend to be and bend it back to about 90 degrees. Then slip your foot in the boot and fasten the foot strap, not too tight; fasten the calf strap, again, not too tight; and then fasten the instep strap with pad. Go back and check the fit of the straps in the same order and loosen or snug them up for a comfortable fit. The first fitting or adjustment to your foot should take you some time to get it right. Take the time to get it adjusted for a comfortable fit.
The side straps are called dorsiflexion straps. Use these straps to adjust pressure to the bottom of your foot.
The best way to adjust the dorsiflexion straps is to lie down on the floor with the boot on and put the bottom of your foot against the wall. Press your foot against the wall only so much so that you have a little pressure on your foot forcing it to stretch upwards (dorsiflexing). Then, lock the boot adjustment with the dorsiflex straps on the sides by snugging them up to hold the boot at this angle.
Once you are at this point you can decide whether or not to use the Foam Toe Wedge. The wedge should be slipped under the toes to apply still more dorsiflexion stretch. Do not leave the foam wedge in the heel area. In the past we had been packing the foam wedge in the heel area to facilitate packing/shipping. You should now receive the product with the wedge in the toe area; the foam wedge is only to be used under the toes.
Finally: do not over tighten the straps. Keep an eye on your foot for any kind of reaction and readjust as necessary. Do not try to rush the treatment by applying unnecessary dorsiflexion force to the bottom of your foot. This will retard your progress. It can take up to 12 weeks and more to counteract plantar fasciitis contraction. See the page About and What is Plantar Fasciitis
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