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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had plantar facisitis surgery one month ago. I have no pain and wear a walking boot. Can i start a walking program?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When the plantar loses fat and sponginess, what can you do? I feel like I am treading on hot coals all the time?
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 or advil will help. If nothing works, you can see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things: Make sure your shoes have good cushion and support and are not excessively worn. If so, replace them. You might want to try over-the-counter arch supports. Doing runners stretches consistently can be a big help. You can also try over-the-counter antiinflammatories. If not improved, see a podiatrist who can offer prescribed medicine, physical therapy, injections, foot orthoses. Surgery is rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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