Dr Mark Nelson
Foot & Ankle Specialist
The Strassburg Sock ™ Night Splint
Treats plantar fasciitis heel pain at night while you sleep in comfort. Plantar fasciitis is also commonly called "heel spur syndrome" or "heel spurs". This style of night splint is usually more comfortable to wear while sleeping than traditional hard plastic back style night splints. Plus, the Strassburg Sock night splint is much less expensive than most other styles of night splints.
Please also look at our Royce Airform Night Splint, which is our #1 most popular and most comfortable night splint.
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How does the "Strassburg Sock" night splint 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 the foot is in a relaxed position. The device holds the ankle and forefoot joints in a position of slight dorsiflexion that prevents a position of plantarflexion and the plantar fascia is not allowed to contract (tighten). In addition, the stretching of the plantar fascia over a long period of time helps to strengthen the foot's arch.
What is the "Strassburg Sock" night splint?
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" night splint?
In the July/August 2002 issue of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, an independent research study was published by Dr. Lance Barry. Dr. Barry’s study, the second largest ever conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a night splint, consisted of 160 patients, 89 used the Strassburg sock and 71 used stretching exercises. The results of the study were; the mean recovery time for the patients using the Strassburg Sock night splint was 18.5 days, 97.6% recovered within 8 weeks, and of the patients using the Strassburg Sock night splint all of them were able to use it as prescribed. This is a very important fact because in studies of other brands of night splints a significant number of patients did not complete the treatment due to the other brands of night splints being uncomfortable. To read more about this research study, click here.
Dr. Nelson's "Top 10 Tips" for Treating Plantar Fasciitis (aka - "Heel Spurs")
1) Wear a
custom-made prescription orthotic (best treatment) or a
high quality pre-made type
arch support, like Orthofeet BioSole.
- *very important*
You don't have to suffer with heel pain. You can get rid of your heel pain if you follow each of the top 5 suggestions listed above. If you do each of the top 5 suggestions on a daily basis, you have over a 90% chance of eliminating your pain due to plantar fasciitis (heel spurs).
Successfully relieving plantar fasciitis heel pain requires using a variety of synergistic treatment modalities. The goal is to stop the activities which are irritating the plantar fascia, position the foot into the correct anatomical alignment, reduce strain on the plantar fascia while standing/walking, calm down the inflammation and stretch out the plantar fascia, so that it can heal properly in an elongated position. The longer you let heel pain go untreated, the harder it becomes to eliminate the pain. For most people, using a combination of arch supports/orthotics, a night splint while sleeping or sitting down, stretching twice daily and modifying their activities is sufficient to make their plantar fasciitis heel pain progressively resolve. Fortunately, surgery is rarely needed. Keep a positive attitude and remember that, yes, you can usually eliminate your heel pain by using these treatment suggestions.
100% Money Back Guarantee
We're so confident that you'll love the Strassburg Sock and it will help to eliminate your foot pain, that we're willing to offer you a 30-Day, 100% money back guarantee so you can see the sock for yourself (less S&H). You don't have to suffer with arch and heel pain anymore. Find out for yourself why plantar fasciitis sufferers are raving about the effectiveness of the Strassburg Sock. Order the Strassburg Sock today.
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Strassburg Sock ™ Night Splint
Compare our low prices to other retailers that charge up to $60 for the Strassburg Sock.
For Sale for only $34.95 (USA funds), plus S&H.
Save 40% off retail price!
(measure at the widest point of the calf)
(Sizing tip: Measure your calf at it's largest circumference. If you're calf is borderline between the sizes, then choose the smaller size.)
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**Unlike some companies, we don't charge restocking fees for new returned merchandise**
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Dr Nelson's comments:
Medical Information and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
For more information on the symptoms and treatment of plantar fasciitis heel pain ("heel spurs"), visit our "Foot and Ankle Medical Information" page. To read more about different causes of heel pain, click here.
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