A bone spur is a calcium deposit causing a body protrusion on the underside of the heel bone. They can also occur at any joint in the body, and most can be treated through therapy, therapeutic braces, and in the most severe cases surgery. For the most part they don’t amount to enough to cause pain and will dissipate before it ever gets to that point, but there are exceptions. You are putting yourself at risk for a heel spur if you:
1 in 10 people suffer from a heel spur and need to treat the heel spur for their foot to return to optimal condition. The primary way a heel spur goes away is by dissolving the calcium deposit in the foot, which there are a number of ways to do. Symptoms of a heel spur can include: chronic pain while walking, jogging, or running, could feel like plantar fasciitis ( know the difference because a heel spur lasts all day whereas plantar fasciitis is sporadic and will fade as the day goes on).
The best news you’ll hear today is that heel spurs are treatable and you can find relief, and most do not need surgery. We understand how having a constant pain in your foot can be and how draining it can be on your mood and overall energy levels. Luckily though, there are treatments and solutions for heel spurs to get you (quite literally) back on your feet!
A heel cushion insert is designed to soften the blow from walking and absorb the shock the heel normally takes. The cup the heel is normally the first bone to contact the ground, and can result in a shocking amount of pain with a heel spur.
There are other home remedies that can help heal bone spurs, however when you’re wearing a brace you know that it’s working. Drinking some sort of elixir or getting a massage (which can be painful) you’ll never know if it’s working. With heel inserts or pads you know that every time you take a step you are taking less pain. If heel cushion inserts aren’t a good fit for you, we have a number of other options to choose from such as the Off-Loading Healing Shoe.
So my doctor recommended these. I will be honest I could not get past the price. Funny thing is I tried others and for the what now is the small price after spending $ trying others I should have bought these from the get go. I haven’t really been wearing any other shoes but the Vionic’s my doctor recommended. I was however tired of wearing them the same old she’s. I bought two of the shoe inserts. I have used them in various shoes and in tennis shoes. They definitely work wonders. I have not had any pain from my plantar fasciitis. I notice the biggest difference when I work out. I can go all day long now with out the pain. My only down to these as with other reviews is how to keep them is the same spot when you put your shows on and taking your shoes off I have to place them back in place. They also shift a little when you are wearing them and have to take my shoes off to adjust.
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