Heel Spur Inserts

Heel spurs are a painful condition that can affect anyone. One cause of heel spurs can be poor fitting shoes that do not provide the correct amount of support or structure. Read below to find out if you should try shoe inserts for heel spurs.

Our Best Insoles For Heel Spurs

The M-Series offers the greatest degree of cushion and arch support which can help redistribute pressure throughout the day. It is ideal for daily wear in regular volume shoes such as work boots, athletic trainers, and walking shoes. The M-Series incorporates Protalus's patented alignment technology to provide the structure and comfort you need.

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What are heel spurs?

Heel spurs are calcium deposits on the bottom of the heel bone and they can feel like a nail poking into your heel. There are a number of factors that can contribute to straining of the mnuscles and ligaments in the foot, which is the chief cause of heel spurs. The main factors are excess weight, poor fitting shoes, overuse (often seen in athletes), and gait abnormalities.

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What are symptoms of a heel spur?

Heel spur symptoms include heat radiating from the heel, a shooting pain when standing up and a dull ache throughout the day, inflammation in the ball of the foot, and a visible protrusion at the heel.

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How to treat a heel spur

There are a number of non-surgical interventions your doctor may recommend, so it is important to get to the doctor at the first sign of heel spur pain. You may be recommended shoe insoles, be treated with a corticosteroid injection, or see a physical therapist for a stretching routine.

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How can heel spur inserts help?

It has been shown 1 that inserts that redistribute the pressure on the foot, such as Protalus inserts, have had great success in alleviating heel spur pain. The reduction of pressure on the heel reduces the discomfort that is associated with the spur.

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What are the best inserts for heel spurs?

Insoles that absorb shock, redistribute pressure, and provide cushioning will be important when choosing a heel spur insert. If you are unsure which insole to use, you can find out by answering a few easy questions on the Insole Finder.

1. Wibowo, D. B., Widodo, A., Haryadi, G. D., Caesarendra, W., & Harahap, R. (2019). Effect of In-Shoe Foot Orthosis Contours on Heel Pain Due to Calcaneal Spurs. Applied Sciences, 9(3), 495. doi:10.3390/app9030495

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