Do you experience pain in your heel area on a regular basis? If so, you may have a condition known as heel spurs. Heel spur insoles, orthotics, and inserts are available to help relieve your pain! For those who are not familiar with these types of products, we'll walk you through common causes and solutions to help with your heel pain.
Heel spur insoles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, but they all have the same goal: adding extra support for your foot to relieve heel pain. Although heel spurs are usually not responsible for the pain, in most cases they are related to other painful foot conditions. Treating these conditions will in turn relieve your heel pain, and heel spur insoles are often the perfect solution to accomplish this.
A heel spur is a type of bone spur that develops towards the back of the calcaneus, or heel bone. These bony growths are made of calcium and form slowly over time, when structures in the heel are pushed beyond their limits.
For more on the differences between these conditions, be sure to check out our post on Heel Spur Vs Plantar Fasciitis.
If either of these conditions comes about, a heel spur is likely to grow in response. In fact, according to one study, approximately 50% of patients with plantar fasciitis also have bone spurs. What happens in both cases is that after the plantar fascia or Achilles tendon becomes damaged, the body creates a heel spur to try to provide extra support for the heel.
When a heel spur forms, it is usually not responsible for causing any foot pain on its own. Instead, the pain is due to the foot condition that caused the spur. So, if you have a heel spur and notice pain at the back of the heel, you probably have Achilles tendinitis. If the pain is on the bottom of the heel, plantar fasciitis is most likely the reason. Many people have heel spurs without any symptoms at all, and experts are still trying to figure out exactly how spurs relate to heel pain.
Since heel spurs are more of the result rather than the cause of heel pain, treatment tends to focus on fixing the actual foot problem. Some of the most commonly recommended treatments for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis include rest, ice, pain-relieving medications, and physical therapy. A physical therapist can also provide specific stretching and strengthening exercises for the heel region to reduce pain and improve your function.
Another essential ingredient to treating these conditions is heel spur insoles. Heel spur orthotics can be placed in any type of shoe and worn regularly to support and stabilize the foot. After wearing them for enough time, insoles will relieve heel spur pain and prevent it from coming back. Heel spur inserts are available in three specific designs: heel cups, orthotic insoles, and night splints:
There is absolutely no reason you should let heelp pain hold you back from enjoying your life. Most foot problems that cause this type of pain can be corrected with straightforward steps that you can take on your own.
We recommend that you try our heel spur inserts for your heel pain. They correct the cause of the problem better than a gel heel cup, and we believe you’ll soon notice a major difference in your comfort. If you still need more convincing, read some of our glowing customer reviews and see how our insoles have been changing people’s lives for the better.
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