anyone tried it for achilles probs?
It was suggested to me that I try the strassborg sock for my achilles prob. I
have worn it for the last 3 nights, it actually hurt my toe one night even though I didnt have it stretched that much. So far I have not noticed any differnce and was wondering if others had tried it and if so did it help and how long did it take?
No - never tried it. Had a look at the link as I've got a slight achilles niggle in the mornings which is ongoing (but getting slowly better) but figured I'd probably do myself an injury with that, getting tangled up on something on the way out of bed & ending up with a broken leg or something!
There was a similar device in RW this month (page 91): night splint. www.return2fitness.co.uk
So I guess they do work. My physio suggested one a while back if there was no improvement but didn't specify a type. Hope you see some benefit soon.
I can certainly recommend the strassburg sock. I've been using it for about 6 months for plantar fasciitis (pf). Without it I can't put my foot on the floor without pain first thing in the morning. Although not a cure it certainly helps to get me moving in the morning. Pf now under control and improving gradually and I'm back running and training for a 1/2 marathon in November after 3 month lay off, constant massage,cortosone,nsaids, finally change of trainers did the trick.!
The sock is uncomfortable to start with but for me was worth persevering with.
Good luck with your achiles, hope this helps.
thought I would report back. I have found it more comfortable wearing this over another sock.
Before I started wearing it my achilles was still every mornign and I coudl feel it on about 95% of my runs for a short period of time.
Now, having used it not every night but prob alternate nights, I dont feel stiffness every morning and have prob felt my achilles on 50% of runs. I dont think I have felt it for about a week now. LAst weekend I did a 30mile run and felt nothing!!!!
i know just what you mean. I've not run or played my weekly game of badminton for about 7 weeks now, and still last night the damned thing stiffened up. All i did differently yesterday was carry a few heavy items from a DIY store. Seems like almost anything heavy or sporty i enjoy will set it of again?. Having said that, for large parts of the day now, i can forget about it and walk as normal, so some days it seems to be very very slowly improving, other days i feel i'm back to square one! I also have a lump formed on the back of my heal now though, which does seem pretty solid, so have probably knackered it long term!. I wonder if it will ever get better without surgery?, but reading you can run again has given me hope. I've kept cycling to work, which doesn't hurt it and is keeping me fairly fit, but I'm very fed up about it., as it's wrecked my social life to some degree as well. All work and no play.....Might try the sock thing, and going back to podiatrist and physio.
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