Anyone who has ever been experienced plantar fasciitis knows that classic stabbing pain in the heel.   Whether you have been experiencing the symptoms for a few days or a few months, most people turn to the same treatment options including rest, ice, NSAIDs and maybe some stretching.

What if there was another way to reduce stress to the plantar fascia and potentially could also make the feet stronger.   I am of course talking about one of my favorite foot products – Naboso Splay toe spacers.

But before we get into the science behind spacers, let’s review our plantar fascia anatomy.



The Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia or aponeurosis is a thick band of tissue found on the bottom of the foot and consists of 3 bands: central, lateral, and medial, all of which are further divide into superficial and deep fibers.

The central band, which is the largest and most commonly stressed band, originates from the medial plantar aspect of the heel and travels towards the toes eventually dividing into one horizontal ligament connecting the metatarsal heads and five slips, each of which inserts onto the base of the toes.


Toe Splay and Fasciitis

The diverse splitting off of the plantar fascia creates a powerful connection between the front of the foot and toe alignment with the back of the heel and plantar fascia.

These forefoot fascial connections are where the magic of Naboso Splay happens, and creates an easy way to stretch the plantar fascia.    Through consistent use of Splay not only do you support toe alignment but also increase blood flow to the plantar fascia, which is necessary for tissue healing.

Interesting fact!   A study by Ridge et al. found that adducting the big toe into a bunion position decreased blood flow to the bottom of the foot and potentially the plantar fascia.

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