Shoe & Pain Relief Heel Spurs/Heel Pain
 


Common Causes of Lower Body Pain and
What RX® footwear can do for your pain.
(Click on each condition for more information)


  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
  • Back Pain/Injury
  • Bunions, Hallux Valgus
  • Disc, Spinal Stenosis
  • Flat Feet
  • Foot Drop
  • General Lower Body Pain
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spurs/Heel Pain
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Neuropathy, Diabetes
  • Plantar Fasciitis

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    Heel Spurs/Heel Pain

    Heel pain has many causes. Heel pain is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear; or being overweight

    Common causes of heel pain include :

  • Heel Spurs : A bony growth on the underside of the heel bone. The spur, visible by X-ray, appears as a protrusion that can extend forward as much as half an inch. When there is no indication of bone enlargement, the condition is sometimes referred to as "heel spur syndrome." Heel spurs result from strain on the muscles and ligaments of the foot, by stretching of the long band of tissue that connects the heel and the ball of the foot, and by repeated tearing away of the lining or membrane that covers the heel bone. These conditions may result from biomechanical imbalance, running or jogging, improperly fitted or excessively worn shoes, or obesity.

  • Plantar Fasciitis : Both heel pain and heel spurs are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue (fascia) running along the bottom (plantar surface) of the foot, from the heel to the ball of the foot. It is common among athletes who run and jump a lot, and it can be quite painful.
    (source: American Podiatric Medical Association)


  • RX® footwear benefit :

    Heel pain syndrome may be relieved by wearing shoes that provide greater shock absorption in the heel area and a slightly elevated heel to transfer pressure from the heel. RX® footwear provides both. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis or heel spurs, RX® orthotic supports the longitudinal arch, which helps to prevent over-stretching of the plantar fascia.

       
     
     
     

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