Heel Pain

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Your Heel Pain Could be a Symptom of a Serious Condition

Learn What Your Heel Pain Could be and Find Alleviating Products

Heel pain is a common complaint and a wide variety of heel pain causes exist. Heel pain is the leading complaint of many other, more serious conditions and it is important to diagnose what your heel pain is a symptom of. Read more to learn which conditions have heel pain as a symptom and what products you can use to ease your heel pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is caused by irritation of the tissue that forms the arch in the foot. In addition to heel pain, those with plantar fasciitis will feel stabbing, aching and burning sensations that decrease with rest and are intense in the mornings.  Pain tends to fluctuate throughout the day.

Look at our list to find a heel pain alleviating product.

Heel Spur

A heel spur is a hook of bone that forms on the heel bone. The condition itself is not the most painful; it is the inflammation and irritation that cause the heel pain. Often times, plantar fasciitis is a cause of heel spurs. When the ligaments are pulled away, calcium deposits form the hooked bone.

Find an orthotic to help relieve the pain associated with heel spurs.

Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a small crack in the foot bone which usually develops from overuse, high impact sports or long distance running. When a muscle is tired, it is no longer able to absorb the shock of repetition and the stress is transferred to the bone, creating small stress fractures and cracks.

Check out our list of recommended products for heel pain below

Treating Heel Pain

Foot Solutions offers a wide variety of products designed to alleviate or resolve heel pain from a variety of causes. Here are our top four choices for healing heel pain.

  1. Foot Solutions Custom Arch Supports - visit a Foot Solutions store to get them custom fit to your foot.
  2. Chung Shi Shoes - these shoes are all custom fit to your foot. They improve posture, help alleviate heel pain and improve circulation.
  3. Soothing Relief Gel - Apply to minimize swelling, ease pains and aches and shorten healing time.
  4. Night Splint - designed to keep your tendons and ligaments stretched at night to reduce heel pain throughout the day.