If you have received a stretching splint, you may wonder if more is better. If you are resting for prolonged periods of time during the day, using the stretching splint at these times can be of great benefit. If you have a desk job and have noticed that heel pain is worse after getting up from being seated, it helps to stretch you at rest. However, wearing the stretching splint to walk around is not recommended. Not only can it damage the splint, but it can make your walking unsteady and make it difficult to walk.