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Heel Cups

Heel Cups

by Anna Heston • January 14, 2021

One of the most common products that people pick up is a pair of heel cups. A heel cup looks a bit like a shoe insole that only covers the heel. It is typically made of plastic, sometimes with a gel core, and it comes in varying thicknesses and with different built-in inclines.

Mortons Neuroma Treatment

Morton's Neuroma Treatment

by Anna Heston • January 07, 2021

Morton’s Neuroma is a condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot. It typically occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is caused by a thickening of the tissue around the nerves that lead to your toes.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

by Anna Heston • December 31, 2020

At Protalus, our message has never been that you need to change to be your best self. Most of us just want the freedom to be able to be ourselves as we are without added injuries or stress weighing us down. We have always been here to help you "do what you love".

Basketball Insoles

Basketball Insoles

by Anna Heston • December 24, 2020

Playing basketball means constant and intense impact on the feet. The form and position in which the feet land when jumping, running, falling, and coming into contact with other players affects the daily comfort and health of the feet.

Foot Pain in Children

Foot Pain in Children

by Anna Heston • December 17, 2020

Foot pain in children is not uncommon and it can be the result of a variety of injuries or conditions. Sometimes the foot pain can be mild and sometimes it can be so bad that the child has difficulty walking. Below are some of the most common causes of foot pain and discomfort for children.

Snowboard Boot Insoles

Snowboard Boot Insoles

by Anna Heston • December 10, 2020

Just like hiking boots, snowboard boots can range widely in quality. Oddly, even the most expensive boots sometimes come with thin and unsupportive factory insoles. You may be familiar with the concepts of arch support and pressure distribution for running but snowboarding requires your body to work differently than running does. 

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • December 03, 2020

Plantar fasciitis, or the inflammation of the plantar fascia that runs along the bottom of your foot, is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Many factors can contribute to this condition including age, long hours on your feet, obesity, high impact exercise, or just the natural structure of your feet.

Fallen Arches

Fallen Arches

by Anna Heston • November 26, 2020

Everyone’s feet are shaped a bit differently. You can have a small foot with a high arch or a wide, flat foot or any other combination of a number of other factors that shape the foot.You might not realize, though, that the shape of the foot is important for your health.

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • November 19, 2020

Achilles tendonitis is an injury of the achilles tendon, which connects your heel to the muscles in your calf. It's common in runners, especially when the runner ramps up the intensity of the exercise too quickly, and it can also occur more often as you age or if you have high blood pressure.

Hiking Insoles for Shoes & Hiking Boots | Protalus

Hiking Insoles

by Anna Heston • November 12, 2020

Hiking is a unique activity that not only involves repetitive impact to the foot (and therefore shin, knee, and up the kinetic chain) but it also requires the foot to bear weight on uneven, and inconsistent terrain.

Heel Spur Treatment (How to Get Rid of Heel Spur Pain) | Protalus

Heel Spur Treatment Options

by Anna Heston • November 05, 2020

A heel spur is a bony growth that occurs on the bottom of the heel bone. Anyone can get heel spurs but this condition especially affects athletes and those with plantar fasciitis.

Smelly Feet

Smelly Feet

by Anna Heston • October 29, 2020

Foot odor is a common complaint for people of all ages ranging from young kids to the elderly. Many people assume that foot odor is caused by sweat or poor hygiene.