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Dr Support's Casual 3/4 Length Insoles for Heel Pain & Heel Spur
Dr Support's Casual 3/4 Length Insoles for Heel Pain & Heel Spur
£15.00  was £23.00
 
Dr Support's Workwear Insoles for treatment of underlying cause of Heel Pain
Dr Support's Workwear Insoles for treatment of underlying cause of Heel Pain
£17.00  was £25.00
 
Dr Support's Heat Mouldable Insoles Moulds to the shape of the foot providig customised heel support
Dr Support's Heat Mouldable Insoles Moulds to the shape of the foot providig customised heel support
£17.00  was £25.00
 
Dr Support Active insoles for treating Heel Pain
Dr Support Active insoles for treating Heel Pain
£17.00  was £25.00
 
FS6 Foot Support No need for bulky night splints
FS6 Foot Support No need for bulky night splints
£29.99  was £35.00
 
Adjustable Night Splint Night application for morning Heel Pain prevention
Adjustable Night Splint Night application for morning Heel Pain prevention
£45.00  was £50.00
 
Thermoskin Plantar Fascia Extensor (FXT) Night Splint
Thermoskin Plantar Fascia Extensor (FXT) Night Splint
£32.00  was £35.00
 
Thermoskin Heel-Rite Day Splint
Thermoskin Heel-Rite Day Splint
£24.00  was £26.00
 
Silicone Heel Spur Cushions For absorbing impact and shock
Silicone Heel Spur Cushions For absorbing impact and shock
£19.49  was £20.00
 
Shock Absorption Heel Cushions
Shock Absorption Heel Cushions
£12.00  
 
Dual Gel Silicone Heel Cups for Morning Heel Pain
Dual Gel Silicone Heel Cups for Morning Heel Pain
£19.50  
 
Vulkan Re-usable Hot/Cold Gel Pack Hot and Cold therapy for painful Heels
Vulkan Re-usable Hot/Cold Gel Pack Hot and Cold therapy for painful Heels
£10.00  

Heel Pain

What is Heel pain or Heel Spur?

Heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis another term used is Policemanís Heel. It is a common foot condition in adults and has a very painful feeling to the touch. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of your plantar fascia which is a firm band of connective fibrous tissues that stretch from your heel bone and attaches to your bones to the base of the toes on the sole (bottom surface) of your foot.   

 
Symptoms
  • Pain is worst at your first steps, first thing in the morning
  • After resting for long periods of time where no weight or pressure is placed on the foot
  • Running or long walks often make the pain worse
  • Staying on your feet a long time makes the pain worse
  • Sudden stretch of the soles may result in more pain e.g. walking up the stairs, tiptoeing and instant stretch    
  • Pain at the underside of your heel region
  • The main source of pain is approximately 4cm forward from your heel
  • The heel will be tender to touch
Cause
  • On your feet all-day
  • Long walks, running and jogging when your feet are not used to these exercises
  • Changing surface texture whilst carrying out exercises such as running on track or sand and moving to the road or tarmac
  • Wearing poor fitted shoes with poor support to the arch region
  • Overweight or obesity puts extra pressure and strain on the heel
  • Overuse or sudden stretch of the sole
Treatment
  • Replace any existing insoles with Dr Support insoles (Coming soon)
  • Do not walk barefooted on hard surfaces
  • Wear footwear with good support and cushioning to the arch and heel
  • Wear lace up footwear rather than open footwear
  • Replace footwear with worn arch and heel cushioning
  • Heel pads to provide cushioning to the heel they will raise the heel approximately 1cm to relieve pressure off the heel
  • Rubbing creams or gels that contain anti-inflammatory will help with heel pain
  • Exercising regularly but yet gently will help  stretch the Achilles Tend on and plantar Fascia bringing your symptoms at ease it is an effective way for treatment and to stretch tight muscles in the calf
  • Hot and cold therapy for plantar fasciitis is a great way to relieve pain, reduce swelling around the heel region and helps with healing. It is recommended to use the pack ice cold in the morning and a hot pack in the evening to accelerate healing
  • Anti-Inflammatory Drugs will help in treating the symptom and provide temporary pain relief but does not treat the underlying cause of the plantar fascia
  • Steroid injections are sometimes tried if the pain remains unbearable and may relieve pain in some people for approximately several weeks. It isnít always successful and steroids work by reducing inflammation not cure or treat the underlying cause
  • Surgery is usually carried out if the pain has not eased after 12 months, despite other treatment methods. When the operation is carried out it releases the plantar fascia from where it connects to the bone. Operation should be your last resort because complications may include infection, pain increase, injury to neighboring nerves, or rupture of the plantar fascia  

Prevention
  • It is advised to avoid exercising on hard surfaces such as road surface, tarmac etc
  • Before any exercise Dr Support recommends to stretch the Plantar Fascia and Achilles Tendon
  • People who are overweight it is best to lose weight
  • Wearing shoes with Dr Support Insoles placed in them
  • Changing training shoes for running or walking regularly

 
 
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