Morning Stretch: Perform this stretch by taking a stretch band (or a belt or towel) and place it by your bedside. When you wake up, place the band around the ball of your foot and pull. Keep your knee extended (straight). If you are flexible enough, grab your toes with your hand and pull towards you. This stretch can help even if you are using a night splint. Hold this stretch for 60 seconds. You should also do this stretch before getting up out of chairs, off the couch and even out of a car. If you cannot do the stretch with a band, then use a coffee table, chair or car door to do the stretch, by placing your forefoot on a stable object and pushing your heel down.