Why the Strassburg Sock?
If you have plantar fasciitis, you know how incredibly frustrating the condition can be. Many sufferers find temporary relief with daytime remedies only to find the pain return each morning. The body heals during sleep and times of rest. Effective treatment requires a combination of daytime and night-time treatments. The Strassburg Sock is designed to hold the plantar fascia in the optimum healing position at night.
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is morning heel pain. Many sufferers describe the pain as a sharp stabbing or burning pain felt upon those first morning steps. They often turn to heel pads or gel insoles to cushion the area thinking that it is something sharp that needs to be padded. What’s actually happening is that the plantar fascia is tearing away from the heel. The fascia is stretched throughout the day and then contracts and heals in a relaxed position at night. It’s similar to having a cut on your knuckle that never heals because the area is constantly being flexed. For many years doctors have prescribed night splints hoping to help relieve the morning pain by stretching the calf. Calf tightness can predispose someone to develop plantar fasciitis but treating the problem but calf stretching is like washing your hands after you already have a cold. It’s too late. Plantar Fasciitis Socks do not stretch the calves but flexes the foot without uncomfortably pulling on the toes. This places tension directly on the plantar fascia by taking advantage of something called the Windlass Mechanism.
How long do I have to use the Strassburg Sock?
The Strassburg Sock is designed to be worn at night while sleeping, or during periods of extended rest. For optimum results, the plantar fasciitis socks should be worn for a minimum of 6 hours per night until the sufferers has 7 pain free mornings. In an independent medical research study, the largest every conducted on any night splint this was an average of 18.5 days and 97.8% of patients recovering within 8 weeks.
What are the advantages of the “Strassburg Sock”?
- The patented, FDA registered Strassburg Sock has been proven effective in the largest independent night splint study ever conducted.
- Patients in the research study recovered in an average of 18.5 days with 97.8% of patients recovering within 8 weeks.
- It’s simple and comfortable. In medical research studies, 100% of patients were able to comfortably wear it when worn as directed.
- It’s lightweight, breathable and will not restrict sleep. It allows sufferers to sleep in any position, including belly sleepers
(Measure AROUND calf at the widest point.)
|PAEDIATRIC SIZE||(Fits calf size up to 12in around)
Intended for use by children with cerebral palsy and ankle equinus.
Generally for children from about 2-8yrs old.
The regular size may be more appropriate for children above this age.
|REGULAR SIZE||(Fits calf size up to 16 inches)|
|LARGE SIZE||(Fits calf size 16 to 21 inches)|
How to wear the sock:
Remove all packaging, unfold the sock holding it with the O-Ring facing away from you.
Leave all VELCRO-brand fasteners attached and flip the upper strap over the top. Keeping these straps connected will make the sock much easier to handle when applying it to your leg. Pull the sock on and stretch it up completely over the calf with the “O” ring facing the front, at the top of the leg, just below the kneecap. If you have any extra material at the top of the sock DO NOT roll, fold, or bunch it in this area where the calf is larger. Instead slide the extra material down and gather it in the mid to lower calf area where the leg is smaller. Don’t worry about the sock falling down. It won’t.
Secure the upper strap around the calf by means of the attached VELCRO® brand fastener.
This strap should fit snug and secure but not so tight as to cause discomfort or cut off circulation. This strap is not designed to hold the sock up but provides the base for the support which will keep the O-ring properly positioned during sleep.
Take the strap attached to the toe of the sock and pass it thru the “O” ring
With your foot flat on the floor and your ankle at 90 degrees to the floor, take the strap attached to the toe of the sock and pass it thru the “O” ring’ from the bottom to the top
Pull the toes up approximately 1/2 inch off the floor
Pull the toes up approximately 1/2 inch off the floor. Now attach the VELCRO® brand fastener pieces and the toes should remain in that position. Do not pull the toes upward too tightly as this over-extension will cause discomfort. You should not feel any stretch on the toes in this position.
Notes and Precautions
The Strassburg Sock® is designed as a supplemental treatment for heel pain from Plantar Fasciitis. Its purpose is to provide an involuntary nightly assistance to your established daily treatment.
VELCRO® is a registered trademark of Velcro Industries B.V.
Precautions: If you have a known circulatory problem, open sores, are a diabetic or are pregnant, if you have swelling or severe edema, if you have hammer toes, if you have an active rash or severe dermatitis, or any recent trauma to the foot or foot surgery, please consult your physician prior to using this product.
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