TO HEEL PAIN
Heel pain and sore heels is generally the result of a biomechanical
abnormality (mechanics of walking) which places too
much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach
to it. Heel pain may also result from injury, or a bruise
incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces;
wearing poorly constructed footwear; or being overweight.
The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in the human
foot, which also has 33 joints and a network of more than
100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Like all bones, it is
subject to outside influences that can affect its integrity
and its ability to keep us on our feet. Heel pain, sometimes
disabling, can occur in the front, back, or bottom of the
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
Heel spurs result from strain on the muscles and ligaments
of the foot, by stretching of the long band of tissue that
connects the heel and the ball of the foot, and by repeated
tearing away of the lining or membrane that covers the heel
bone. These conditions may result from biomechanical imbalance,
running or jogging, improperly fitted or excessively worn
shoes, or obesity.
The heel spur is asymptomatic (not painful) the actual pain
arises from plantar fascitis. Plantar fascitis
involves inflammation of the plantar fascia which is a broad
band of tissue that attaches the heel to the toes. Many people
with plantar fascitis complain of pain on first rising
and after rest. Causes of plantar fascitis include
biomechanical problems, 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.
OF HEEL PAIN
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Dr Foot Pro Insoles
Heel pain sufferers find extra support in Dr Foot Pro Insoles!
If you suffer from plantar fascitis or heel pain, you've found a friend in these ultra-supportive foot supports. The soft cover and the flexible EVA base material create an excellent arch support which immediately treats the cause of the heel pain.
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.
Dr Foot Pro 3/4 length insoles provide the support you need to insure immediate relief from heel pain.
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