Why are night splints better than stretching?

Stretching can help relieve the symptoms of heel pain over time.  The problem is that patients do not stretch properly and often enough as directed, thus causing a delay in treatment response and lessening of pain.  A night splint works better by allowing the muscles to stretch properly while you sleep, for a longer period of time, without a normal reaction of trying to push back against the stretch which happens when you are awake.

If you are having heel pain, contact Dr. Harvey Danciger in Palm Desert, California to help alleviate your discomfort and get relief. Call us today at (760) 568-0108.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle