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Inserts for Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are a common foot condition that many people here might face. They occur when tiny, bony growths develop on the heel bone. These growths can cause pain and discomfort, especially when walking or standing. The good news is that most heel spurs can be managed without surgery. Simple steps like wearing supportive footwear, using orthotic Inserts, and doing stretching exercises can help with the pain. Here at Footlogics, we offer a range of shoe inserts designed for Heel Spurs.

What is a Heel Spur

A heel spur is a bony outgrowth that typically develops on the underside of the heel bone (calcaneus). It often forms in response to prolonged stress or tension on the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of the foot.

When the plantar fascia experiences repetitive strain or excessive tension, it can lead to micro-tears in the tissue and inflammation at its attachment point on the heel bone. In response to this irritation, the body may start to deposit calcium in the area, gradually forming a heel spur over time. And that can cause pain.

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Heel spurs can be associated with conditions like plantar fasciitis, where the plantar fascia becomes inflamed and causes pain and discomfort, especially during activities like walking or running. However, it's important to note that not everyone with a heel spur experiences pain. In fact, many people have heel spurs without any noticeable symptoms

Symptoms of Heel Spurs

Heel spurs can sometimes be asymptomatic, meaning they don't cause any noticeable symptoms. However, when symptoms do occur, they are often related to the inflammation and irritation of the surrounding tissues. Common symptoms of heel spurs can include:

  • Heel Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Pain During Activity
  • Discomfort in the Morning
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What causes a heel spur to develop?

A heel spur typically develops as a result of long-term strain and stress on the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. The plantar fascia plays a crucial role in supporting the foot's arch and absorbing shock during movement. When the plantar fascia is repeatedly subjected to tension and irritation, it can lead to the development of a heel spur. Some common factors that contribute to the development of heel spurs include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis: This is a condition characterized by inflammation and micro-tears in the plantar fascia. The constant pulling of the plantar fascia on the heel bone can lead to the formation of a spur over time.
  • Poor Foot Mechanics: Abnormal foot mechanics, such as flat feet or high arches, can cause uneven distribution of weight and strain on the plantar fascia, increasing the risk of heel spur development.
  • Excessive Weight: Carrying excess body weight places additional strain on the feet and can contribute to the development of heel spurs.
  • Improper Footwear: Shoes that lack proper arch support, cushioning, or fit poorly can contribute to plantar fascia strain and heel spur formation.
  • Repetitive Impact: Activities that involve repetitive impact on the feet, such as running or jumping, can put increased stress on the plantar fascia and lead to the development of spurs.
  • Age: As people age, the tissues in the body, including the plantar fascia, can become less flexible and more prone to micro-tears, which can trigger spur formation.
  • Certain Diseases: Conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis or reactive arthritis can increase the likelihood of heel spur formation.
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Orthotic Inserts treatment for heel spurs(pain and relief)

Orthotic treatment for heel spurs is a highly effective approach to managing the pain and discomfort associated with this condition. Orthotics are specially designed inserts that are placed inside your shoes to provide support, cushioning, and alignment for your feet. When it comes to heel spurs, orthotics can play a significant role in relieving pressure on the plantar fascia and the affected area of the heel. Here's how orthotics can help:

The effectiveness of Footlogics orthotics lies in their ability to realign the foot to its natural position. These orthotics provide essential support to the arches while preventing excessive inward rolling of the foot. This deliberate correction significantly reduces the strain and stress endured by the plantar fascia, offering a stark contrast to an unsupported foot. With decreased tension on the ligament, there is a notable reduction in the ligament's pull away from the heel bone, ultimately expediting the healing process of inflammation.

In addition to the impact of orthotic treatment for spurs, a majority of podiatrists and physiotherapists recommend doing stretching exercises aimed at enhancing the length and flexibility of ligaments in both the feet and legs. By doing these exercises, the strain experienced by the plantar fascia is effectively reduced.

Developed by Australian podiatrists, Footlogics orthotics control over-pronation and support the arches. They help release the tension on the plantar fascia, thereby treating the cause of Plantar Fasciitis and heel spurs. Additionally, a soft shock-absorbing heel pad helps reduce the impact on the painful heel, providing added relief and walking comfort.

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Inserts for Heel Spurs

So, heel spurs might sound a bit uncomfortable, but they're actually pretty common. They're like a little reminder of how not paying attention to what shoes you're wearing or ignoring foot problems can end up causing bigger health issues later on.

At Footlogics, we're all about making sure you can walk without any issues. That's why we've got these orthotic inserts designed especially for dealing with heel spurs. These inserts are like your foot's best buddies – they give it the support and cushioning it needs, which it might be missing out on. This not only helps manage the pain better but also keeps you feeling more comfortable overall.

We're on a mission to help you step away from discomfort and towards a happier, pain-free life. Our inserts are like tailor-made solutions for those pesky heel spurs. Please remember they're not just a quick fix – they're an investment in your long-term foot health.

So, if you're tired of dealing with heel spur pain, try one of our insoles for heel spurs. Our experts are here to share all the info you need about the inserts for heel spurs. Take that first step towards comfort? It's easier than you think, and we're here to help you every step of the way.

Contact Footlogics today to learn more about our available inserts for heel spurs.