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Padded Socks Help

Posted by Allo on 12/03/98 at 00:00 (002481)

In my family's experience, padded socks have helped, specifically, Thorlos. My mom had a severe PF problem several years ago. She was fitted with Thorlos extra thick socks and a pair of Easy Spirit walking shoes. Her pain was significantly less after only one month, and she was back doing aerobics in six weeks.

I am a runner, and have found relief with over the counter inserts and Thorlos running socks. An orthopaedic doctor indicated that the socks act as a sort of orthotic and the thick pads in the heel elevate the foot slightly and take some of the stress off of the plantar fascia. All of my fellow PF sufferers have my sympathy. Hang in there, and go with try anything that works for you. I would agree with those who caution against cortisone injections - use them ONLY as a last resort. Same with surgery. Most cases will improve with a combination of stretching, night splints, rest, anti-inflammatories and orthotics and/or inserts.

Happy Holidays to all.


Re: Padded Socks Help

Sharon H on 12/04/98 at 00:00 (002499)

Where do you get these Thorlos socks? Are they expensive?

Re: Padded Socks Help

Ralfie on 12/04/98 at 00:00 (002505)

You can buy them at most major sporting goods and outdoor stores (Sports Authority, Foot Locker, etc.). They are made for many different sports, and rather expensive, but they last pretty long. There are varying thicknesses. I use them for basketball.