Let’s talk about heel pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

If you have heel pain, this description may sound all too familiar. What’s the source of sore heels? Injury, disease, and excess weight are among the possible culprits. But more often, heel pain results from poor biomechanics, often made worse by unsupportive shoes.

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 (plantar fasciitis). In response, the heel bone may also develop a bony growth (heel spur), right in the center of the heel.

Plantar fasciitis footwear. By wearing orthotic shoe inserts or shoes for plantar fasciitis, you can align your feet and improve body posture. 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 pain in heels.

If you have had success in relieving heel pain by wearing Orthaheel sandals or shoes, share your experience by commenting on this post!

2 Responses to “ Let’s talk about heel pain. ”

  1. I love my tide othaheels.
    They did rub blisters at first but now that has gotten better. I just wish they weren’t so expensive.

  2. I know for sure my heel pain is caused by pronation of my foot and I have been suffering from heel pain for the last couple months but Traci is saying the orthoheels are basically too expensive and not affordable:(

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