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What does your heel pain mean?

Heel pain is often a symptom caused by one of two conditions: Plantar Fasciitis or Achilles Tendonitis. Most commonly, heel pain experienced at the bottom of the heel is caused by plantar fasciitis. Heel pain may become so severe for some that just putting weight on their feet first thing in the morning is excruciating. Walking or running may feel completely out of the question.

Video on how Orthaheel Technology Helps Reduce Heel Pain

How Heel Pain Develops

If your foot pronates too much, the ankle rolls too far downward and inward with each step. This can cause the arch to collapse and muscles and supporting structures to overstretch and lengthen. The ligaments running from the heel to the toes become strained, often leading to inflammation along the bottom of the foot. This inflammation and heel pain is known as Plantar Fasciitis. In response, the bone may also develop a bony growth (heel spur), right in the center of the heel. This too causes heel pain and can prevent an individual from walking with ease.

Causes of Foot Heel Pain

Injury, disease and excess weight are among the possible culprits, but it’s probable that your heel pain has developed from poor biomechanics.

You’re not alone, however. Approximately 75% of the American population experiences misalignment due to over-pronation. Over-pronation can become even more excessive when you wear unsupportive shoes and walk on hard, unnatural surfaces.

Illustration of how Orthaheel technology helps reduce over-pronation and pain from plantar fasciitis

Natural Relief

Orthaheel Technology helps reduce over-pronation which can relieve associated common pains

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Treatment for Heel Pain

There are several ways in which you can treat foot heel pain at home or without surgery.

Stretching

Make sure the calf muscles are stretched daily to relieve strain on the plantar fascia. Learn proper stretching techniques here ❯

Icing

A popular method for relieving heel pain is icing the area under foot. You can roll your foot over a frozen water bottle or apply a cold pack to the bottom of your heel. If you choose a cold pack or ice pack, be sure to put a towel between the pack and your heel to protect the skin from burning.

Cross-Training

Switch up your fitness routine to include swimming, riding a bicycle or even specially targeted yoga and pilates.

Rest

Stay off your feet if you are not wearing supportive footwear.

Supportive Footwear

It may also be possible to make a more active recovery with the assistance of orthotic shoes or inserts. These shoes help to reduce your foot heel pain by providing orthotic contouring, stability and arch support.

Medication

Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be taken to reduce pain and inflammation.

Other Treatments

For more serious cases of heel pain, your podiatrist may recom- mend physical therapy, injection therapy, night splints and orthotic de- vices. In the most extreme cases, surgery may be an option.

How Orthaheel Technology Can Help Reduce Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

By wearing orthotic shoe inserts or supportive shoes, you can align your feet and reduce over-pronation. Extra arch support and realignment of the lower leg to its natural angle reduces the pulling and strain on the plantar fascia. This can take away a common cause of heel pain and reduce the aggravation of heel spurs. Orthaheel Technology is shown to help reduce over-pronation and associated conditions due to misalignment. You can enjoy instant relief through this breakthrough technology built into a selection of stylish casual and dress shoes, walking-specific shoes and sandals, unsupportive shoes and walk on hard, unnatural surfaces.