Orthotics for Heel Pain Treatment and Relief
Easing Heel Pain
Easing heel pain caused by over-exercise can take some time. The first step is to stop the activities that cause pain and switch to alternative activities. Consider using arch or ankle strapping, stretching and strengthening muscles in the affected area, and massaging the heel with a golf ball or using RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). Orthotics and supportive insoles for heel pain can also help reduce the pressure on the painful tissues.
Understanding the Difference Between Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain is a term used to describe a range of painful conditions, with plantar fasciitis being one of them. Heel support insoles can be helpful for both heel pain and plantar fasciitis. What sets plantar fasciitis apart is that pain is most common after rest. This means that the first steps in the morning, standing up, and starting exercise after rest can be particularly painful, but the pain usually decreases as activity continues. Orthotics for heel pain are designed to relieve strain on the plantar fascia and provide medium- to long-term relief.
Comfortable Walking with Orthotics for Heel Pain
Heel pain can be frustrating, with the two most common causes being plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Heel support insoles help reduce this pain. To be effective, orthotics for heel pain must support the foot to reduce pain and have a profile that is comfortable for all arch types. The material used to make orthotics for heel pain must be flexible if they are rigid orthotics and soft and compliant to absorb shock if they are made of a soft material. The heel support insoles should also be reasonably thin and lightweight to fit well into your preferred shoe type and ensure comfort.