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strassburg sock...do you need an RX to get one

Posted by chuck on 11/12/02 at 15:45 (099915)

Does anyone know if a prescription is needed for a Strassburg sock or can you just order them on line or something? This is one method of treatment I have not tried.
If anyone has tried them, please post some feedback on the outcome.
Thanks everyone
Chuck

Re: strassburg sock...do you need an RX to get one

john h on 11/12/02 at 16:37 (099922)

no prescription for the sock. just order that baby.

Re: strassburg sock...do you need an RX to get one

Jim C on 11/12/02 at 17:23 (099928)

Hi,
You don't need a RX, but if your doctor prescribes it maybe your insurance would pick it up?
I found it very helpful in greatly reducing morning pain. But I'm not sure if it has helped my overall condition in the long term, I use it in conjunction with other treatments so it is hard judge it's specific effects. I would think anything that reduces any pain has to be helpful, so I would highly recommend it.
It can be very uncomfortable at first and it affected my sleep for a couple of weeks, but be persistant and eventualy you will get use to it. I inserted a full length OTC shoe insole into it, and it was much more comfortable to wear.

Jim

Re: strassburg sock...do you need an RX to get one

Dave S. on 11/12/02 at 22:30 (099981)

Chuck-
I purchased a Strassburg at http://www.thesock.com . It worked great for me when nothing else did.

Re: strassburg sock...do you need an RX to get one

john h on 11/12/02 at 16:37 (099922)

no prescription for the sock. just order that baby.

Re: strassburg sock...do you need an RX to get one

Jim C on 11/12/02 at 17:23 (099928)

Hi,
You don't need a RX, but if your doctor prescribes it maybe your insurance would pick it up?
I found it very helpful in greatly reducing morning pain. But I'm not sure if it has helped my overall condition in the long term, I use it in conjunction with other treatments so it is hard judge it's specific effects. I would think anything that reduces any pain has to be helpful, so I would highly recommend it.
It can be very uncomfortable at first and it affected my sleep for a couple of weeks, but be persistant and eventualy you will get use to it. I inserted a full length OTC shoe insole into it, and it was much more comfortable to wear.

Jim

Re: strassburg sock...do you need an RX to get one

Dave S. on 11/12/02 at 22:30 (099981)

Chuck-
I purchased a Strassburg at http://www.thesock.com . It worked great for me when nothing else did.