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Sunday, March 7, 2010
My homemade night splint for plantar fasciitis
Here's what I did today, well actually over the past week. I sewed a rough version of one of the night splints found in a specialty catalog called Foot Smart. It wouldn't hold my foot at a 90 degree angle though, so yesterday I bought a heavy duty metal shelf support and revised my pattern to accommodate that support. The slideshow includes a pic of the real night splint which of course looks much better than mine, but hey, this one is custom made and fitted for my foot and leg AND was almost free! The shelf support set me back just a little over five bucks and the fleece, elastic, velcro and rubbermaid shelf liner all came from my stash. I'll let you know how things go after I've slept with this contraption for a couple of nights. SOMETHING has GOT to help eliminate this pain in my foot, so wish me luck!