The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis which is commonly referred to as a heel spur. This pain normally runs along the heel of the foot. Plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue which runs along the bottom surface of the foot, from the heel to the toes. Plantar fascitis is a condition which refers to the inflammation of the fibrous tissue.
It can be very painful and cause considerable amount of suffering. A dull ache is felt most of the time with episodes of a sharp pain in the centre of the heel or on the inside margin of the heel. Often the pain is worse on first rising in the morning and after rest. The primary cause of heel pain and plantar fasciitis is over pronation. This can be controlled with the use of insoles.
Orthotic Proof Sources and Safety Data.
The use of foot orthotics has been researched and tested by leading institutions around the world, and is widely accepted in the medical community. Foot Orthotics/ Foot Insoles are used in both public and private hospitals and clinics.
Clinical studies and field research verify the value of orthotics in relieving heel pain and improving structural integrity. Flexible orthotics control foot motion without restricting function and creating compensatory movement in other structures.
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
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Stephen L. Barrett (1999) Plantar Fascitis and Other Causes of Heel Pain.
Whing W , Zernicke R(1998). Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.
Journal of Applied Biomechanics
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Insoles (orthotics) will reduce pressure on the heel and minimize pain. The muscle that runs along the bottom surface of the foot becomes inflamed due to the arch flattening out as you walk (over pronation). Insoles redistribute the pressure evenly across the foot and prevents the heel being subjected to excessive pressure. People suffering with heel pain whom have been forced to live with the pain no longer have to put up with this condition while standing, walking or running. Insoles can stop the pain associated with this condition immediately.
Dr Foot's Insoles work wonders on problem-prone feet. These Insoles are biomechanically engineered to help relieve heel pain. The contoured shape supports your feet in two directions, both lengthwise and across the arch, for maximum relief of pain and fatigue. The special poron heel cushion and the comfortable arch support helps to reduce shock absorption and fatigue. Dr Foot's Insoles are engineered to combat over pronation and provide greater stability and maximum support. Ideal for patients seeking arch support for prevention and treatment of heel pain.
"Relief with the FIRST STEP! I have been to 4 doctors for help with Plantar Fasciitis, and now heel spur. Have done the ice, wall stretching, physical therapy, awful painful cortisone shots, tried 7 or 8 other heel pain inserts and thought I guess I can try one more thing. I put the Dr Foot's Pro Insoles in my shoe and had instant relief. I mean with the first step I did not feel the heel spur! Thank You!"
Mrs Richardson, Surrey
"I am writing to tell you how happy I am with your insoles. On two separate occasions I have had professionally fitted orthotics. Both were rigid and intolerable to wear.
In addition to being flat-footed, I have traumatic arthritis in my left ankle. Prior to purchasing your insoles, I thought surgery was the only option for the constant pain when I walked. To my surprise and happiness, both my feet and my left ankle have quit hurting. Your insoles are a God-send."
Ms Lindsay Barker, UK
"In the mornings, I had experienced more pain in my left heel. The pain was sharp when ever pressure was applied. The Dr Foot Pro Insoles provided support to my heel where it was greatly needed. With the added support, the pressure and the pain have been noticeably reduced. Walking, jogging, or running is more comfortable - without the pain! "
Mrs Toole, London
"I am amazed and very grateful to you, I ordered my Dr Foot Work insoles late yesterday afternoon via the Internet and they arrived recorded delivery this morning.
What an amazing delivery service you have, I just hope the insoles now help with my plantar fascitis.