Many people around the world suffer from heel pain everyday who are not sure how to treat their pain. We have gathered 10 of the best products to reduce your heel pain effectively.
Arch BraceOften heel pain is caused by a problem in the arch of your foot. An arch brace will give you support via a padded area that is placed under your arch and strapped into place with a Velcro band on the top of your foot. It is designed to reduce inflammation in the heel by keeping your arch from flattening as you walk, resulting in less pain.
Hot and Cold WrapsLike an arch brace, hot and cold wraps are usually made up of Velcro straps with a padded area that is placed on the arch of the foot. There are many different versions available, including those that will cover the entire foot. Typically, hot and cold wraps work by cooling them down in the refrigerator or freezer or warming them up in a microwave. Using hot and cold therapy allows you to loosen stiff muscles and reduce swelling.
Compression Socks and SleevesCompression socks and sleeves assist in heel pain relief by compressing your arches and other problem areas to reduce swelling. They provide support in the arch and Achilles while not impeding on the range of movement. Compression socks and sleeves are often popular with athletes and the older generation because they are noninvasive.
Night SplintsNight splints are a popular solution to relieve and treat heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. The splints are worn during the night to keep the foot flexed to lessen the pain in the plantar fascia that occurs when the foot relaxes during sleep.
Resistance BandsExercising with a resistance band builds strength in the ankle, Achilles tendon, as well as, the muscles located in the arch and calf. The bands come in many different thicknesses that allow you to build up strength gradually. Combing various stretching exercises with the use of the bands ensure the best results.
Massage BallsMassage balls are used to massage the arch of your foot to relieve the heel pain. You don’t even have to buy a massage-specific ball. Golf balls and tennis balls are inexpensive alternatives that you may already have lying around your home.
Foam RollerMuch like massage balls, a foam roller helps you massage the arch of your foot to stretch the plantar fascia reducing heel pain. Alternatives to foam rollers are frozen water bottles and rolling pins.
Custom Orthotic InsertsYou could go the route of a commercial orthotic insert that may treat one or two pains, but custom inserts are specifically built for your foot. Many companies will create a custom shoe insert that could relieve your heel pain, as well as, any other variety of foot pain that you may suffer from.
Heel Lifts and CupsHeel lifts and cups are shoe inserts that only come in contact with the heel of your foot. Heel lifts elevate the heel and heel cups cradle the heel. However, both provide additional shock relief to reduce heel pain.
The Healing Sole
The Healing Sole creates an environment for long-term recovery and can be more efficient than invasive surgical treatment, take the doctor’s word for it. The flip-flop was developed and theorized by Meredith Warner, MD. Throughout her time as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Warner noticed a gap in treatment. She packed the flip-flop with six powerful features that work synergistically to heal the foot. As your foot pushes off, the rocker bottom sole sways to reduce tension. When your foot meets the ground again, the compressible heel and raised arch absorb the weight of the body. Soft neoprene straps help to hold your foot in place as you move. We’ve equipped the latest version of The Healing Sole with a durable outsole. Now our flip-flops last even longer and can support extended outdoor wear! For more information click below.