Heel pain

Foot Shox Insoles Relieve Heel Pain

If you wince whenever you put pressure on your heels, you’re well aware that heel pain is a serious problem that’s impossible to ignore.

There are two different types of heel pain and numerous heel pain causes. The first type, often referred to by doctors as “heel pain syndrome,” is caused by repetitive stress on the heel resulting in soreness from too much impact on the back of the foot. Thinning heel pads, a sudden increase in activity or even wearing improperly fitting shoes are causes of heel pain syndrome.

The second type, referred to by podiatrists as “plantar fasciitis” or “heel spurs,” is one of the most common heel pain causes. The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue, which runs along the bottom surface of the foot from the heel to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the plantar fascia gets over-stretched, fraying like a rope or even tearing, causing inflammation. In turn, the inflammation causes heel pain. The inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis also can cause heel spurs, a calcium deposit on the heel bone, resulting in pain when you apply pressure to your feet.

Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs often occur in people with flat feet, people who are overweight, pregnant women and people suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis or heel spurs is usually worse after you have been resting, when you get out of bed first thing in the morning or after long periods of sitting. This type of heel pain usually subsides gradually as the day progresses.

Other heel pain causes include high arches that pull on the muscles and tight calves muscles due to inadequate stretching.

Excruciating pain linked to thinning heels pads, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs is a major reason people visit foot specialists. Podiatrists often prescribe custom-made rigid orthotics to treat heel pain. However, a recent medical study found that off-the-shelf shock-absorbing insoles, plus stretching exercises, could do a better job of relieving heel pain than rigid orthotics costing hundreds of dollars.

Foot Shox insoles relieve heel pain better than any other shock-absorbing insole. That’s because Foot Shox are made entirely of LIQUID FILLED, the #1 shock absorbing material in the world. An independent lab rated LIQUID FILLED #1 for absorbing painful impact forces — superior to latex foam, gel, sponge rubber, neoprene, vinyl sponge or viscoelastic

Just ask Diane Fragos. “My foot doctor told me I had heel spurs on both feet. I couldn’t walk without a lot of pain. I tried different foot pads, but they didn’t work,” said the Auburndale, Fla. retiree. “As soon as I started wearing Foot Shox insoles, my heel pain went away and it hasn’t come back.”

The more shock absorption in your insoles, the less pain in your heels.