Introduction to Heel Pain

Heel pain is generally the result of a biomechanical abnormality (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear; or being overweight.

A common cause of heel pain is the heel spur, a bony growth on the underside of the heel bone. The spur, visible by X ray, appears as a protrusion that can extend forward as much as half an inch. When there is no indication of bone enlargement, the condition is sometimes referred to as "heel spur syndrome."

 

 

Causes & Treatment Options for Heel Pain

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fascitis. Many people with plantar fascitis complain of pain on first rising and after rest. Causes of heel pain include inadequate flexibility in the calf muscles, lack of arch support, being overweight, suddenly increasing activity, and spending too much time on the feet. For those who are not overweight and not on their feet too much, stretching the calf muscles before walking anywhere in the morning is often the cure. Ice after activities is also very important. Arch supports such as insoles treat the underlying cause of the heel pain and prevent future occurrences of the condition.


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Dr Foot Pro Insoles

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They help reduce stress at key weight points, keep each foot properly aligned and cradle and stabilize your heels. A strategically placed heel insert made of poron foam absorbs the pounding foot shock of each step.

Silicone Heel Cups

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This product combines a pressure relieving heel spur cavity with a well designed heel cup. Absorbs impact at heel strike. Allows the heel area to be in virtual suspension with the built in circular hot spot. Ideal for the treatment of Heel Spurs and early morning heel pain.

FXT Night Splint

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Speed up the heeling process of plantar fasciitis with this low profile, thermal lined bootie from Swede-O. The PF FXT allows you to sleep comfortably while gently stretching out the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the toe.