- Shortening of the plantar fascia
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendonitis and tendonosis
- Talipes equinus and ankle contracture
- Plantar flexion contracture greater than 10°
- Uncontrollable severe plantar flexion spasticity
- This product is not intended for extended periods of weight bearing or ambulation
In 1954, J.H. Hicks described the foot and its ligaments as an arch-like triangle, or truss, formed by the calcaneus, midtarsal joint and metatarsals. Dorsiflexion of the hallux winds the plantar fascia around the head of the metatarsal causing an effective stretch of the plantar fascia and shortens the distance between the calcaneus and metatarsals to elevate the medial longitudinal arch. As we now know, the active application of a controlled and dynamic stretch to the plantar fascia itself is the key to plantar fasciitis relief.