As people age it is common to experience various physical problems. One common ailment that affects many people is foot pain. This is particularly true of those who run long-distances on a frequent basis. This pain can make it very difficult to function on a day to day basis. But to understand how best to treat this pain it is important to know what it is and what causes it.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of a person’s foot. This tissue creates the arch of the foot by connecting the heel bone to the toes and is called the plantar fascia. When this tissue is overstretched or overused it can be extremely painful, even leading to difficulties walking.
As mentioned above, frequent activity such as running can directly cause plantar fasciitis but some can a number of other factors. Hereditary foot arch problems can cause this affliction, as can sudden weight gain or obesity. A tight Achilles tendon also puts people at risk. And those who are on the feet for long periods of the day in shoes with poor arch support often experience this problem as well.
Overall plantar fasciitis is the number one cause of foot arch pain. Those who have experience pain when standing after sitting, or who feel that someone has stuck a knife in their heel, are likely experiencing this type of pain. But the good news is that there is help for this particular problem, and it’s known as The Strassburg Sock.
The Strassburg Sock is a sock apparatus that is designed to keep tension on the plantar fascia so it heals in a stretched position while the user sleeps. Indeed when one looks at the device it is easy to see how it operates. A strap connects to a latch at the top of a knee-high sock-like covering and runs all the way down to the toes. The strap pulls the toes back and allows for the plantar fascia to heal.
Large studies have been performed in order to test the effectiveness of the unit. In one study of 160 people, the average recovery time for participants using the product was 18.5 days. Not only that, but 97.8 percent reported complete recovery within eight weeks. That’s a very high success rate for the product.