The Strassburg Sock for Plantar Fasciitis – It’s no ordinary Sock

Thursday, 24 May 2012  |  Paul

Key product: The Strassburg Sock 

When shopping around for products to help ease the pain of Plantar Fasciitis, the Strassburg Sock may come as somewhat of a surprise. A long white sock with two adjustable straps connecting the front of the foot to the knee, the Strassburg Sock does not look like your average support. Despite appearances however, the Strassburg Sock is a safe, effective and affordable treatment for Plantar Fasciitis and is incredibly easy to use.

Having considered the Strassburg Sock as the treatment of choice for Plantar Fasciitis the next question is almost always, how does it work? Consisting of a tubular knit material which fits over the calf, the Strassburg Sock is designed to maintain the foot in a neutral to slightly stretched position. In this stretched position, tension is kept on the Plantar Fascia allowing it to heal. By holding the Plantar Fascia in a stretched position the Strassburg Sock engages the windless mechanism to maintain the plantar fascia at its maximum length.

As the Strassburg Sock is only worn at night, the plantar fascia is allowed time to heal. This involuntary stretching of the plantar fascia over a long period of time can help strengthen the arch of the foot, helping to reduce the potential of re-occurrence of Plantar Fasciitis. Available in sizes regular and large there is a Strassburg Sock to fit everyone. The Strassburg Sock is designed to fit the left or the right foot.

There are many advantages of using a Strassburg Sock over other treatments for Plantar Fasciitis. The Strassburg Sock does not lock the ankle into a specific position allowing some movement preventing joint pain. Although the Strassburg Sock is worn at night, there are no significant restrictions to movement and will not interrupt normal sleep if worn as directed.  The Strassburg Sock can over time help to strengthen the arch of the foot.

The Strassburg Sock is for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciits, also known as Policeman’s Heel, is a very common condition causing severe heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick, fibrous material covering the sole of the foot. When the plantar fascia becomes stressed, microscopic tears form resulting in heel spur syndrome. Factors such as sudden weight gain, standing for long periods of time or an increase in inactivity can contribute to Plantar Fasciitis.