Heel spurs are a calcification in the bones of the heel that is generally shaped with jagged edges. They are usually found close to the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel and can cause sharp pain, soreness, and/or fatigue in the heels of your feet.
Heel spurs are caused by traumatic injuries that may pull the tendon away from its insertion point, and then calcification occurs to patch up the area. Heel spurs may also occur from micro trauma that occur in the heel such as from jumping, running too much or too far, or other activities that impact the heel. Any activity that impacts the structure of the heel could lead to heel spurs as a result of this calcification process.
Over-pronation in the foot, flat feet, or high arches can also predispose a person to form heel spurs. If the plantar fascia is overstretched, this may also lead to the formation of heel spurs over time.
The best way to deal with pain and soreness from heel spurs is through the use of a heel pad to provide additional cushioning and shock absorption under the heels of your feet to both avoid aggravating the heel any further and to make the impact of the heel spurs on your feet less severe.
Our Top 3 Inserts for Heel Spurs
Pedag Point Heel Spur Inserts – These heel inserts provide cushioning for the heel pad and features a removable insert for additional room for extreme heel spur pain. They feature a 100% cowhide leather top cover and a moss rubberized heel bed anti-slip adhesive bottom.
Sof Sole Gel Heel Cups – Made with a dual layered polymer gel, these light-weight inserts wrap around the heel to ensure consistency and comfort. They feature a tapered front edge for a better fit.
Spenco Gel Heel Cups – These dual-density, ThermoPlastic Rubber Gel, inserts combine superior cushioning and energy return for all-day comfort. Their slip-resistant design helps keep the heel cups in place, while providing extra cushioning with a 44% energy return. They also feature an anti-microbial top cover that helps eliminate odor causing bacteria and reduces friction.
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