“While sleeping the foot often times becomes plantar flexed allowing the myofascial tissue to shorten on the bottom of the foot and calf. When arising, the first couple of steps generate “micro tears” in the foots plantar sheathing creating pain and inflammation. I recommend the Strassburg Socks while sleeping to alleviate pain and expedite the healing process in addition to soft tissue mobilization and an effective stretching program.”
Manufacturer Says ~
The Strassburg Sock is a easy to use, inexpensive device designed to keep tension on the tissue (plantar fascia) so it heals in a stretched position at night. In this way many users find a reduction of their morning pain, some have noticed a reduced recovery time and others have reduced the need for medications.When worn as prescribed, it does not allow the plantar fascia to contract while in the prone or supine position. The device holds the ankle and forefoot joints in a position of slight dorsiflexion that prevents a position of plantarflexion, that is the plantar fascia is not allowed to contract.In addition the involuntary stretching of the plantar fascia over a long period of time helps to strengthen the foot’s arch.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. Available in 3 sizes.