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Help - strassberg sock

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Judy Gates, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Judy Gates

    Judy Gates Member


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    Has anyone had trouble using the strassberg sock (night splint) for chronic heel pain. My poor patient returned with an inverted foot ( yes the heel pain has improved but now the foot is unstable with muscle imbalances)
    :eek::eek:
     
  2. markleigh

    markleigh Active Member

    I have used it personally & prescribed it for maybe 3 other patients. I use it for achilles soreness. I run maybe 30km/week & if I do some hill running I have problems (I should just avoid the hills I know). But if I wear the sock that night, I wake up with a generally comfortable heel/achilles. When I don't wear it, I notice the difference. The 3 other patients have used it for posterior & plantar heel pain with varying levels of success. I think it can be very helpful but it is not the most comfortable thing to wear. I have not heard of any negative consequences such as you are reporting.
     
  3. Claire25

    Claire25 Welcome New Poster

    Hi
    I tend to use them quite alot for Plantar Fasciitis patients and I've had not adverse effects like you describe. The only problem sometiimes is with pulling on dorsiflexion of longer 2nd toes.
     
  4. markleigh

    markleigh Active Member

    Can be quite painful on the toes I find. I often need to decrease the dorsiflexory force.
     
  5. Mark:

    I tried the Strassburg Sock for about a few months in my office but got too many people complaining of pain due to excessive digital dorsiflexion. I now use this night splint and my patients' comfort level and compliance with the brace is the best I have had in the 5 night splints I have trialed.
     
  6. Judy Gates

    Judy Gates Member

    Its funny but the patient had clawed, painful 2/3 digits which the sock straightened - she was delighted about that. thanks for responding!
     
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