What is Heel Pain?
Wednesday, 8 July 2015 | Admin
Heel Pain is a common complaint for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet and general discomfort in the heel area is to be expected after any activity that has pushed your feet to their limit. With a little care and attention Heel Pain or any type of Foot Fatigue is easily cured and your feet can be back to their normal state in no time. But these painful warning signs are probably alerting you to the poor fit or unsuitable style of shoes into which you are forcing your poor feet. Take heed, because ignoring heel pain and/or taking no measures to fix the root of its cause can lead to the far more unpleasant Plantar Fasciitis.
While not a serious condition, Heel Pain isn’t the easiest thing to live with, and treating it with rest and relaxation is the best way to send it on its way. Symptoms of a hurting heel may include swelling, tenderness and inflammation, all of which can be relieved by taking your foot out of action for a few days and wearing a compression bandage, elevating the foot and applying ice packs (or simply rolling a iced bottle of water under the affected foot).
Certain stretches might also help give relief to a foot becoming stiff or weakened from injury. If you cannot afford to stop everything to tend to tired heels, then an insole can provide as much comfort and support as possible inside your everyday shoe as you carry on with life.
Healing Your Heels
Insole options for Heel Pain come in several varieties depending on how you wish to treat the area and the majority of them can be worn in a wide variety of shoes.
Full Length Insoles not only accommodate your hurting heels, but support every part of the foot to help properly align your whole body, countering leg, knee and back pain too. The majority of full length insoles are thin and flexible enough to be worn in any shoe, many can be trimmed to fit, and with a range of styles combining both design and expert foot care know-how, you don’t have to worry about them detracting from your sense of fashion. Unhappy heels, aching arches or miserable metatarsals can all benefit from the total treatment provided by a full length insole.
3/4 Length Insoles can offer all the same support of a full length insole with the added bonus of enhanced versatility. Able to fit into a wide range of shoes, including high heels and fashion shoes, 3/4 length insoles do not crowd the toes while still adding support to the key areas of the foot. Ideal for combating Heel Pain in any of your regular wear shoes, 3/4 lengths are low-profile and high-performing and will be sure to keep your feet in tip-top condition.
Heel Pads and Cushions are offered as both gel and foam inserts and are a good choice for anyone who wants to precisely place their in-shoe pain relief. Gel is an especially popular material for sports insoles, offering soothing and resilient cushioning for the heel of the foot. Shock absorbing and durable, pads fit into a huge variety of shoes and can easily be transferred from shoe to shoe to suit your style.
How to Choose Heel Pain Insoles
How you treat your feet is entirely your own decision, and while a full length insole may deliver miraculous relief for some, it may be too cumbersome for others who prefer a compact gel pad. Whatever your decision, all our insoles are high-performing and highly durable, able to give comforting relief so you can heal your heels, and make sure they stay that way.
Please visit the Shoe Insoles website for a full range of Insoles for Heel Pain.