One of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis is morning heel pain. Many sufferers describe the pain as a sharp stabbing or burning when taking their first morning steps. The reason this occurs is that the plantar fascia is tearing away from the heel. Throughout the day, the fascia is stretched. At night, it contracts and heals in a relaxed position, causing sufferers pain when they wake up in the morning. The Strassburg Sock flexes the foot without uncomfortably pulling on the toes, which places tension directly on the plantar fascia. For optimum results, the sock should be worn for a minimum of 6 hours per night until the sufferers has 7 pain free mornings. In an independent medical research study, the largest ever conducted on any night splint this was an average of 18.5 days and 97.8% of patients recovering within 8 weeks. Wallace Home Medical Supplies carries the Strassburg Sock in both retail locations in San Luis Obispo County.