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Customized insoles for your heel spur pain
What is Heel Spur?
calcaneus is the heel bone that forms the foundation of the rear part
of the foot. The outward growth due to tiny calcium deposits on
calcaneus is called the heel spur.
It is also known as “calcaneal
spurs,” “foot spurs,” or “osteophytes,”. Heel spurs can remain
undetected and grow over the course of several months or even years.
eventually, this pointed, shelf-shaped calcium growth will jab the
soft, fatty tissue of the heel. This results in a stabbing sensation and
intense heel pain with every step you take.
Over time, heel spurs can
cause a great deal of ankle pain in addition to damaging the fatty pad of your heel.
Symptoms of Heel Spur
inflammation, and swelling at the front of your heel are some of the
symptoms of heel spurs. The affected area may also feel warm to the
touch. The symptoms may spread to the arch of your foot. Eventually, a
small bony protrusion may be visible.
might not be any symptoms for some heel spurs. About 50 percent of
people with heel spurs experience pain from them. You may also not see
any changes in soft tissues or bones surrounding the heel. X-rays are
the best way to detect heel spurs than any other tests done.
presence of heel spurs is more often than not is a result of a condition
known as Plantar Fasciitis. When the plantar fascia ligament, which
runs along the bottom of the foot, is damaged, the body creates calcium
deposits on the heel bone in an attempt to support the damaged fascia.
of a heel spur is very difficult. Mainly because the symptoms of heel
spur are very similar to other ailments that cause heel pain and foot problems. It is important to consult a specialist, such as an orthopedic surgeon
or a podiatrist, for a proper diagnosis.
However, some common symptoms
of heel spurs can include:
Stabbing pain like a knife in the heel when standing up in the morning
A dull ache in the heel throughout the rest of the day
Inflammation and swelling at the front of the heel
The heat radiating from the affected area
Small, visible bone-like protrusion under the heel
Difficulty in walking barefoot due to point of tenderness at the bottom of the heel
Why Do Heel Spurs Cause Pain?
Heel Spur growth itself has no feeling. The pain is actually the result
of the projection of the Heel Spur into soft tissue around the heel of
The area around the spur may become inflamed and cause pain,
as well as bruising, as the pointed spur digs through sensitive nerves
and tissue. Pain is very evident when you’re standing or walking on the
inflamed area. During the periods of rest, weight is taken off of the
Therefore the pain can be most severe with the first step
in the morning since the heel spur is digging into tissue for the first
time after a long period of rest.
Causes of heel spurs
over a period of months, calcium deposits build up on the underside of
the heel bone and result in heel spur. Often caused by strains on foot
muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia and repeated
tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. a heel spur can have
various other reasons as well. Heel spurs are especially common among
athletes who do a lot of running and jumping. The following risk factors
are also commonly understood to cause heel spurs:
Heel spurs get common with age. People at 40 years and above are more
prone to Heel Spurs because of the resulting decrease in ligament
problems: Walking or moving with an uneven stride results in excessive
pressure in certain areas of the foot. This causes strain on the heel
and hence the development of heel spurs.
overweight: Rapid weight gain, including weight gain during pregnancy,
results in more strain and impact to the arch of the foot.
Women are often more affected by heel spurs than men, likely because
many types of women’s footwear are far less supportive than men’s
footwear: Wearing old, worn out shoes or shoes that don’t fit properly
causes strain and injuries and thus induces the development of heel
periods of standing: Standing for long periods of time or lifting heavy
objects on a regular basis causes significant strain to the arch of the
There is a range of things that increase the risk of developing heel spurs. These include:
Athletic activities: Running and jumping can wear down the heel and arch of the foot.
Activity on hard surfaces: Frequently walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces can wear down the heel.
Trauma to the heel: Bruising the heel and tearing the membrane that covers it can lead to heel spurs.
Getting older: Heel spurs to be common in older men and women.
Being female: Heel spurs are more common in women than men.
Being overweight: Due to excess weight, your feet my might experience Heel Spur.
footwear: If you frequently wear shoes that do not fit properly or the
ones that have lost their support, such as flip-flops, you are more
likely to get heel spurs.
Some previously underlying medical conditions that can be responsible for heel spurs. These include:
Reactive arthritis (Reiter's disease)
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
Solutions For Heel Spur
Treatments for heel spurs may include:
Rest: To reduce pain and swelling in the affected area, get plenty of rest and taking pressure off the feet can help.
Applying ice: Ice massage is one of the best ways to reduce pain and swelling.
Using custom-made orthotics: These customized insoles go inside the shoe to take the pressure off the heel.
cushioned sports shoes: These work like the custom orthotic; the only
difference is that it is not customized as per the requirement of your
Anti-inflammatory medication: In order to reduce swelling, such medications may help to some extent.
injections: These reduce swelling and pain in the affected area. But
these should be used only as a stronger option when over-the-counter
anti-inflammatory medication is not effective.
In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the heel spur.
However, the above Heel Spur cures are usually effective, and surgery is not needed. Of all the Heel Spur Treatment Products,
the fastest and most efficient solution would be 3D Custom Insoles for
one simple reason that every person is different; every foot is
different- from left to right, person to person.
Every pair of these insoles for heel pain is
tailored for an individual. The custom foot capture process looks at
both the feet separately so that one can get the right fit for their
customized insoles for your heel pain
How Orthotics 3D Custom Insoles Give Reliefs To Heel Spur
3D Custom Orthotic Insoles for Heel Spur uses acupressure therapy to
stop the pain, then goes on to heal the problems that caused the heel
spur or spurs to form.
These 3D Custom Insoles physically re-stretch the
plantar-fascia ligament while increasing the density of the heel’s
natural fat pad, which is actually the body’s natural shock absorber.
They also structurally support the heel bone to prevent the partial
collapse of the mid-foot. These 3D Custom Insoles have been tested and
proven highly effective in countless clinical studies.
outperform other heel spur orthotics.
Technology Used In Orthotics 3D Custom Insole
spurs are diagnosed based on the history of pain and tenderness
localized to the area of bony involvement.
They can be specifically
identified if point tenderness at the bottom of the heel is detected.
This tenderness makes it difficult to walk barefoot on the floors.
examination of the foot is very important to diagnose the bony
prominence (spur) of the heel bone (calcaneus).
Insole For The Heel Spur
Heel Spur Orthotics is the best way to treat heel spurs and related conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
Orthotic devices are typically simple pads that can be easily placed
into your shoes.
The best thing is that these can be worn throughout the
day to treat the discomfort of heel spurs. Many people suffering from heel spur
resort to using over-the-counter orthotics that are not designed
specifically to treat heel spurs.
Usually, orthotics at drug stores tend
to be designed to add cushioning for worn out shoes, but have not
specific design features that address heel spurs or plantar fasciitis.
the lack of arch support is the most common reason for the development
of heel spurs, the best way to heal foot bone spurs, avoid the development of new heel spurs, and address pain is to support the arch of your foot and provide an additional layer of cushioning.
Specialized orthotic inserts like 3D Custom Insoles are
therefore the most effective methods for treating heel spurs. These
orthotics position the arch to an optimal height, preventing the sharp
calcium deposits from digging into the fatty heel pad.
It’s important to
avoid over-the-counter orthotics because they are a little less
effective pads to add a little extra cushioning, not designed
specifically to treat heel spurs and Plantar Fasciitis.
acupressure is the main strategy used by the 3D Custom Insoles to stop
the pain from heel spurs, then go to work healing the problems that
caused the heel spur or spurs to form in the first place.
inserts actually re-stretch the plantar fascia ligament while increasing
the density of the heel’s natural fat pad and taking the pressure off
you regularly experience foot pain, you may want to appraise the custom
orthotics. Orthotics are provided to relieve pain and stress and
improve your muscle performance over time.
It doesn’t matter whether
your pain is due to foot injuries in the past or constant pressure on
your feet due to the demands of your job, or any other reasons; 3D
Custom Insoles can help.
health issues caused due to foot pain hamper your healthy lifestyle. If
you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, you should
definitely consider foot orthotics.
Constant pressure on your feet and
consistent tasks performed while standing on hard, uncomfortable
surfaces can leave you with recurring pain.
It may also lead to more
serious foot problems in the future.
Other Benefits Of Custom Orthotics
are not just for people with foot pain. It can also help those who
suffer from back pain, pain in their hips or knees, and people dealing
with arthritis-related pain. Other health issues, such as diabetes, may
also result in foot pain. Orthotics can help with this as well.
are tailored to each individual according to their problems. That means
that a runner or athlete that experiences foot pain may receive a
certain type of treatment, while an individual with broken bones or
inflamed ligaments will receive a different orthotics treatment.
Orthotics are typically designed to ensure that the bones, ligaments, and tendons in your feet and lower legs are aligned and positioned properly. This helps to ease pain and stress on the feet and can improve the functioning of the muscles over time.
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