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Curing Plantar Fasciitis - Does The Strassburg Sock Work?

Updated on January 16, 2011

The most painful part of the day for almost all PF sufferers is the morning. Often, in the foggy morning state of mind, you forget that you have plantar fasciits. The first step of the day is quick to remind you though. A knife in the heel followed by a slow burn along the bottom of the foot. Welcome to a new day. Welcome to Plantar Fasciitis.

You put the other foot down and gingerly take those first few steps.

Why can't I get rid of this bloody pain?!

You've tried everything. The orthotics work well enough once you're up, out and about. The pain only seems to rear it's ugly head after longer periods of inactivity. You've tried various stretching exercises involving cold cans of Coke and tennis balls. Tough to tell if any of these stretches are actually helping though...

In this article, we're taking a look at the Strassburg Sock. This product was designed by a fellow that was sick and tired of living out the scenario outlined above. It helps cure plantar fasciitis and specifically targets early morning painful steps. Now, the technology used in Strassburg sock isn't anything revolutionary. Night splints for PF have been on the market for years and they do essentially the same thing. The Strassburg sock does it better though - much better.

What follows is a condensed look at the Strassburg sock. What is it? How does it work? Who is it for? And why the heck should I care?

The Straussburg Sock - A Review

Taken directly for the Official Website:

The device consists of a tubular knit material that fits "over the calf" with 2 attached adjustable straps to maintain the foot in a neutral to slightly stretched position. When worn at night the device will apply a force which results in the reduction and/or elimination of the pain felt during those first steps in the morning.

Most people that suffer from plantar fasciitis note that the pain is considerably worse after long periods of inactivity. That is to say, once the plantar fascia is warmed up, pain isn't as prevelant. Without getting too much into the mechanics of the foot, know that this makes perfect sense from pediatric point of view. The longest period of inactivity for everyone occurs during the night - when you're sleeping. Your feet are essentially stationary for between six and ten hours. Products like the Strassburg Sock help keep the foot it in a stretched state throughout the night. This helps the condition heal and makes those early morning steps pain free.

Now, I noted at the beginning of this article that the Strassburg sock isn't a particularly unique product. There are a handful of similar systems on the market that help keep the plantar fascia stretched at night. More often than not, these products are referred to as "night splints". From a functional point of view, all of these products are virtually the same. Model A doesn't stretch the fascia any better than model B. What seperates the Strassburg sock from the crowd, in my opinion is the comfort it offers. If you're going to wear one of these contraptions when you sleep, it better be comfortable. There's no point in being pain free come morning if you're completely exhausted due to lack of sleep. Have a look at the two photos below. The one on top is the Strassburg. The one on the bottom is a typical night splint for plantar fasciitis. Which one would you rather wear to bed?  Unless you're a Storm Trooper, it's probably the former.

The Strassburg Sock

A Typical Night Splint

The Strassburg sock isn't a complete, one stop cure for plantar fasciitis.  More often than not, this condition has to be tackled from a number of different angles in order to convince it to leave you alone.  That said, If every day of your's starts with painful steps, this product can help.  Have a look at some reviews on the Sock and give it a try.  Pain free mornings are waiting for you!


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