heel cups

heel cups

moulded or casted thermoplastic within-shoe heel covers, to cushion plantar aspect of heel, control rearfoot pronation or treat plantar heel pain Table 1
Table 1: Rearfoot pain
Location of painPossible causes
Posterior aspect of heelSever's disease/traction apophysitis
Duck bill fracture of calcaneum
Haglund's deformity
Insertional calcific Achilles tendinosis
Deep retrocalcaneal bursitis
Superficial retrocalcaneal bursitis
Achilles tendinitis
Partial rupture of Achilles tendon
Total rupture of the Achilles tendon
Blisters
Chilblain/perniosis
Inferior (plantar) aspect of heelCalcaneal fracture
Osteoid osteoma
Calcaneal spur
Baxter's neuritis
Sero-negative and sero-positive inflammatory joint disease
Plantar calcaneal bursitis (policeman's heel; stone bruise; subcalcaneal bursitis)
Proximal plantar fasciitis
Proximal foot strain
S1 entrapment neuropathy/radiculopathy
Medial calcaneal nerve entrapment neuropathy
Corn/callosity
Verruca pedis
Medial aspect of the heelDeltoid ligament strain/sprain
Tibialis posterior tendinitis
Tibialis posterior rupture/partial rupture
Flexor hallucis longus tendinitis
Flexor digitorum longus tendinitis
Lateral aspect of the heelLateral collateral ligament strain/sprain
Peroneus longus tendinitis
Peroneus brevis tendinitis
Anterior aspect of ankleOsteochondritis dissecans of the talus
Anterior impingement
Extensor retinaculitis
Periphery of heelHeel fissures
Tinea pedis
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A randomized trial evaluating the efficacy of the addition of NSAIDs to traditional conservative therapy (stretching, heel cups, night splinting) showed a trend of increased pain relief in the NSAID treatment group.
While this would explain how heel cups without wedging affect heel tissue, our question was focused on how changes in wedge geometry affect tissues.
Further to the already extensive range of parameters that can be adjusted, including arch fill, forefoot tapers, flanges, heel cups etc, the user can now also apply corrective features.
Shoe inserts such as supports, heel pads or heel cups can help, but for really longtime battered feet, surgery might be required.
Treatments for spurs include using foot supports, heel pads, and heel cups.
Their softness makes them suitable for shoe insoles and heel cups, sporting goods, and other cushioning between hard substrates and personal contact.
Instead, an orthopedist may suggest a night splint to hold your ankle up during sleep, as well as heel cups in your walking shoes.
Featuring Foot Levelers StanceGuard(TM) system for variable firmness and flexibility, heel cups for added stability and support, and Zorbacel(R) heel pads to absorb additional shock and reduce fatigue, with the ParFlex Plus you are sure to hit the ball farther, knocking strokes off your game.
Heel cups, however, offer very little, if any, control.
Currently, standard treatment includes rest, anti-inflammatory agents, stretching exercises, and use of over-the-counter heel cups or orthotics, he said.
Products such as heel cups, arch supports and custom orthotics can be used to correct abnormalities and help prevent the condition.