Regular Size fits calf size up to 16 inches. Measure AROUND calf at the widest point.
The Strassburg Sock is sold individually and available in two sizes.How does the Strassburg Sock work?
This easy to use, inexpensive device is 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 yet 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.What is the Strassburg Sock?
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.What are the advantages of the Strassburg Sock?
- It is very easy to use.
- It does not lock the ankle joint into any one position thus allowing some movement between the various joints preventing possible joint compression pain.
- It can be safely worn for several hours without adverse effect when applied properly.
- It can be worn to bed, provides no significant restrictions and will not interrupt normal sleep if worn as directed.
- It is an effective device providing low cost relief of heel spur symptoms.
- It can reduce/eliminate the pain experienced with the first morning steps.
- It can, over a period of time, strengthen the arch of the foot.
- It can supplement and not interfere with the various traditional doctor’s treatment.
The Strassburg Sock is designed as a supplemental treatment for heel pain (plantar fasciitis) to be used at night or during extended periods of rest. Its purpose is to provide an involuntary assist to maintain the foot in a neutral to slightly stretche position for better healing of the plantar fascia.
After disconnecting all hook and loop assemblies pull sock on stretching completely over the calf with the ""D"" ring just under the knee. If sock is longer merely bunch it down, do not roll or fold.
Attach the upper strap around the leg above the calf. Place your ankle at 90 degrees to the floor and pull the toe strap through the ""D"" ring. Raise the toes about 1"" off the floor and attach the Velcro.
CAUTION: Do not pull up the toes too tightly.
If the sock is uncomfortable, you probably have it on too tight, try loosening the toe strap.
Precautions: If you have an known circulatory problems or any of the following conditions: open sores, diabetes, swelling or severe edema, hammer toes, an active rash, severe dermatitis, recent traume to the foot, recent foot surgery, are pregnant, or have allergies to nylon or rayon, it is recommended that you consult your physician before using the Strassburg Sock.
Washing Instructions: We recommend that you hand wash the Strassburg Sock in warm water with mild soap, rinse throroughly and allow to air dry. Connect all Velcro straps before washing and disconnect the straps to dry.