Lycra socks

Lycra socks

Lycra socks can be used to manage a variety of conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. They can be adapted with specific reinforcement panels dependant on your needs. Due to the low profile and close fitting nature of lycra socks they can be worn easily under clothing and within footwear. Lycra socks do not need to be worn as a pair.

What are the indications for use of a lycra sock?

There are many indications for using a lycra sock. These include:

  • Abnormal tone
  • Altered sensory feedback
  • Pain
  • Reduced dorsiflexion ability (pulling your foot upwards)

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a lycra sock please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are lycra socks often used for?

Lycra socks can be used for a variety of conditions including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hallux Valgus

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a lycra sock please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of lycra sock?

There are many benefits that come from using a lycra sock. These include:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved dorsiflexion (lifting your foot upwards)
  • Increased range of movement
  • Improved proprioception
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Increased comfort

There are many benefits using a lycra sock to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of lycra socks are available?

Types of lycra socks that may be used include:

  • Job Skin HV Sock
  • DMO Plantar Fasciitis Sock
  • DMO Dorsiflex Sock

What is the process to be receive a lycra sock?

The process to receive a lycra sock would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

Lycra socks are bespoke garments with different supportive panelling incorporated dependant on your needs.Your orthotist will consequently need to take a number of different measures of your foot ankle and lower leg (dependant on the device being provided). These will then be used to create the Lycra orthoses you require.

How do I arrange an assessment for a lycra sock?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email office@orthotics.co.uk.

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