Effective Darco Air Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint – HCPCS L4396

Internal air bladder is infinitely adjustable so every wearer can find the degree of dorsiflexion that works best for them.

Natural cotton terry liner absorbs moisture and ensures a cool, comfortable fit.

Size Women’s Men’s
Small up to 6.5 up to 4.5
Medium 7-10 5-8
Large 10.5-13 8.5-11
X-Large 13.5 + 11.5-14

 

Packaging:
1/Pkg.

Suggested HCPCS Code – L4396
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Features:

  • Internal air bladder of the plantar fasciitis night splint is infinitely adjustable so every wearer can find the degree of dorsiflexion that works best for them.
  • Natural cotton terry liner absorbs moisture and ensures a cool, comfortable fit.
Size Women’s Men’s
Small up to 6.5 up to 4.5
Medium 7-10 5-8
Large 10.5-13 8.5-11
X-Large 13.5 + 11.5-14

Packaging:
1/Pkg.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis (say: plant-er fash-ee-eye-tis) is a common cause of pain in the heel of your foot. Your heel may hurt, feel hot, swell, or turn red. This is called inflammation. The inflammation occurs in the plantar fascia, which is a thin layer of tough tissue that supports the arch of the foot. The pain is usually worse when you first get out of bed.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

The cause is usually some combination of tightness of the foot and the calf, weakness of the foot, improper athletic training, or stress on the arch of the foot. Also, too much use (running too far, too fast, too soon), shoes that do not fit, or certain play or work actions can hurt the plantar fascia.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Treatment by using a plantar fasciitis night splint can reduce or get rid of what is causing plantar fasciitis. Treatment can also lessen inflammation.
To decrease the stress on the plantar fascia, you may need to wear shoes with more arch support. You might even need to change the size of shoe you wear. Athletes and active people may need to spend less time doing actions that cause stress, like jogging, jumping, or running. Sometimes, arch supports, or special shoe inserts may be used.

Source: (aafp.org)

How does a plantar fasciitis night splint work?

Plantar fasciitis night splints (braces) may be used to treat conditions such as Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis. The plantar fasciitis night splint holds the foot with the toes pointed up. This position applies a constant, gentle stretch to the plantar fascia. It also stretches the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel, preventing it from contracting. You can wear a plantar fasciitis night splint every night for up to several months. Then you can gradually reduce how often you use them as your symptoms go away.
The plantar fasciitis night splint is usually is adjustable, so you and your doctor can adjust it to the proper angle. There are many types of braces. This picture shows one style.
While you use night splints, you can continue other treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), physical therapy, or orthotic devices.

Source: (peacehealth.org)

What is the role of night splints in the treatment of plantar fasciitis?

Most people naturally sleep with their feet in a plantar-flexed position, which causes the plantar fascia to be shortened. Night splints maintain a neutral 90° foot-leg angle and provide constant passive stretching of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia. Their effectiveness is believed to derive from the rest and healing provided by the constant stretching. In addition, the passive stretching helps prevent microtrauma at the plantar fascia–bone interface with the first steps out of bed in the morning.
Several studies have shown that a high percentage of patients using night splints had improvement of their plantar fasciitis. Regarding the difficulty of patient compliance with night splints, a prospective trial showed that the comfort afforded by the night splint resulted in 95% patient compliance. Some studies suggest that the splints are especially useful in individuals who have had symptoms of plantar fasciitis for longer than 12 months.

Source: (medscape.com)

How can a plantar fasciitis night splint help with plantar fasciitis?

Most of us sleep with our feet pointed down, which shortens the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. Night splints, which you wear while you sleep, keep your feet at a 90-degree angle. So instead of shortening your plantar fascia, you get a good, constant stretch while you sleep. They can be bulky, but they tend to work really well. And once the pain is gone, you can stop wearing them.

Source: (webmd.com)

How long do I need to wear a night splint to see results?

When worn consistently every night, you can expect to see improvement in your plantar fasciitis condition in several weeks or several months, depending on your case. Unfortunately, healing plantar fasciitis doesn’t happen overnight.

Source: (chicagotribune.com)

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