Heel Raises and Cups
Heel cups are a type of orthotic device or shoe insert. Also called gel heel cups, silicone heel cups, heel pads, heel raises or heel wedge, they are placed directly under the heel and provide cushioning and support. Heel cups can help treat heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, prolonged standing, and more. They can help make your shoes more comfortable as you go about your daily activities.
The most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis, at the bottom of the heel, and Achilles tendinitis at the back of the heel. Causes of heel pain also include: Achilles tendinitis, Achilles tendon ruptures and tight calves.
What is a heel cup used for?
Heel cups can help treat heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, prolonged standing, and more. They can make your shoes more comfortable, particularly if you stand or walk a lot.
Do heel cups work for plantar fasciitis?
A plantar fasciitis heel cup can help reduce the painful symptoms of the condition but having extra support may help prevent the condition to begin with. Arch Supports and heel cups for plantar fasciitis offer excellent support for other foot conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, and can reduce foot pain in general.
What is it when the bottom of your heel hurts?
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for around four out of five cases. Plantar fasciitis is where the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone with the rest of the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes damaged and thickened but heel pain could be due to a number of causes and getting professional advice is recommended.
What is a heel pad used for?
Your heel pad is a thick layer of tissue found on the soles of your feet. It's made up of dense fat pockets surrounded by tough but stretchy muscle fibers. Whenever you walk, run, or jump, your heel pads act as cushions, distributing your body weight, absorbing shock, and protecting your bones and joints. If you have a lot of impact on your feet then a gel silicone heel pad can increase the cushioning and offer pain relief.
Will a heel lift help plantar fasciitis?
Heel lifts are an effective and simple treatment for plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, and Sever's Disease. They are also effective in helping with leg-length discrepancies.