Send to

Choose Destination
Orthopedics. 2002 Nov;25(11):1273-5.

A prospective trial of night splinting in the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis: the Ankle Dorsiflexion Dynasplint.

Author information

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center, Columbus, Ohio 43231, USA.


Twelve patients were treated with the Ankle Dorsiflexion Dynasplint (Dynasplint Systems Inc, Severna, Md) for recalcitrant plantar fasciittis. Using a modified plantar fasciitis functional assessment scale and a visual analog pain assessment scale for evaluation, 75% of patients reported improvement ofsymptoms at 1-month follow-up. The average percentage of weekly sleeping hours spent in the splint was 95%. There was no tendency to deterioration of results by 6 months postsplinting. The Ankle Dorsiflexion Dynasplint is effective in the treatment of recalcitrant heel pain in a majority of patients. This study supports its use for the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center