Common Sense Solutions for Treating Common, Painful Heel Complaints
Heel pain is one of the most common foot problems encountered by physicians. Once a fairly complex problem to diagnose and treat, studies today indicate that conservative measures should be incorporated as the first line treatment. The most common type of heel pain is due to a condition called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band of tissue that normally extends from the heel to the ball of the foot in a “bow string” fashion. When the plantar fascia becomes over-stretched or strained … excruciating pain is most commonly felt under the heel.
A heel pain study, performed by The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), clearly demonstrated that for the initial treatment of plantar fasciitis, an affordable, over-the-counter shoe insert, along with a routine of stretching exercises, is the “best way to go.”
In fact, over 80% of the patients using Hapad Comf-Orthotic® 3/4 Length Insoles in this study improved significantly. The following information will help you select the right insole to fit your shoes … and your lifestyle. Now relief for heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis) is as easy as . . .A, B, C.
The study found that almost three quarters of individuals suffering from heel pain, can find significant relief with a regular home exercise program that includes Achilles tendon and plantar fascia stretching. “Adding an inexpensive, off-the-shelf shoe insert to the stretching exercises leads to an even better result.” The stretching exercises provided here on the website have been recommended by The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.