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What do doctors think of the strassburg sock for plantar facisitis ?

What do doctors think of the strassburg sock for plantar facisitis ?

It's a splint: The strassburg sock is designed to hold the foot in a dorsiflexed position. It acts as a night splint. I honestly believe it is a personal decision. Some patients like it, others like a prescribed night splint device, whereas others like to do the stretching themselves. The idea behind all the devices is to elongate the plantar fascia thus not shocking it with that first step when you get up. ...Read more

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I had plantar facisitis surgery one month ago. I have no pain and wear a walking boot. Can i start a walking program?

I had plantar facisitis surgery one month ago. I  have no pain and wear a walking boot. Can i start a walking program?

Any time now...: I usually have my patients in their own shoes (with orthotics for support) right about four weeks post-op. Ask your surgeon what his specific protocol is. ...Read more

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I have plantar facisitis in both my feet. Would doctors recommend a night splint or the strassburg sock?

I have plantar facisitis in both my feet. Would doctors recommend a night splint or the strassburg  sock?

Rigid is Best: Although both the night splint and strassburg sock is made to keep the foot and ankle at 90 degrees. The sock is not as strong as a more rigid night splint. Also there are night splints that are made to provide even more tension to allow for more stretch over time. In the end, you have to get something that you can tolerate and use. If it is uncomfortable to you then you will not use it. ...Read more

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How do runners help plantar fascititis?

How do runners help plantar fascititis?

New shoes.: A new pair of high quality running shoes may alleviate the condition. Decrease mileage for a while to give the tissue a chance to rest. Apply ice to area, Ibuprofen for a week or two. Custom orthotics/arch supports. Consult a local podiatrist with experience in this area. ...Read more

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How do I handle the end of day pain due to plantar fascistis?

How do I handle the end of day pain due to plantar fascistis?

R.I.C.E: Massage therapy along the plantar fascia works well in conjunction with ice and rest. Nsaids can help significantly with swelling and acute pain. ...Read more

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Do you have suggestions for good exercises for people with plantar fascilitis?

Do you have suggestions for good exercises for people with plantar fascilitis?

CALFhttp://eastpennf: Stretching for plantar fasciitis is focused on stretching the fascial band along the bottom of the foot and the achilles tendon in the back of the heel. Rolling your foot along a tennis ball, using a towel to stretch out the achilles tendon, and static calf stretches against a wall are all great stretches for you condition. Go to www.Heelpainow.Com or eastpennfoot.Com/heelpaincenter for info. ...Read more

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I have plantar facitious and it seems to be getting worse. What can be done for it?

Stretch: Plantar fasciitis could be quite painful. Doing some stretches for it including dorsiflexion of your foot using a towel or sheet (pulling back on toes), putting a golf ball on the floor and rolling your foot on it as well as anti-inflammatories like aleve (naproxen) or advil will help. If nothing works, you can see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have plantar f. began stretching (not vigorously) often as i was told my PT. having more pain since i began stretching and icing. is this normal?

I have plantar f. began stretching (not vigorously) often as i was told my PT. having more pain since i began stretching and icing. is this normal?

What do you expect.: The fascia is made of dense irregular connective tissue. This type of tissue has a poor blood supply. If injured or inflamed, an increase of blood is necessary to promote healing. Applying ice may numb the tissue but it also reduces blood flow and therefore can slow the healing process. Stretching the inflamed fascia can do more damage to the tissue. Apply heat and stop or restrict your activity. ...Read more