Re: Strassburg Sock?
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Posted by Ken on March 17, 1998 at 11:13:52:
In Reply to: Strassburg Sock? posted by scott on March 07, 1998 at 10:23:22:
I tried the Strassburg sock for about four nights in a row and gave it up. The biggest negative point I found is that the stretching action of the plantar fascia and heel cord is obtained by pulling upward on the big toe at too shallow an angle (less than perpendicular to the big toe). This caused me a significant amount of discomfort and restless sleep. I haven't tried a full-blown night splint yet (plan to), but it seems like the night splint would push upward from the bottom of the foot at a more comfortable angle. The velcro strap on the Strassburg sock also doesn't allow for consistent settings of stretch when compared to the different wedges available for a night splint, but that also allows for a wider range of strecthing action. The sock is convenient from the standpoint that it isn't bulky and can easily be taken along when travelling. Bottom line, it was worth a try. I know of another person that uses it during the day when sitting, but I haven't tried that.
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