heel pad

heel pad

an encapsulated body of fat beneath the plantar surface of the calcaneus, which cushions when bearing weight and walking.

heel pad

Orthopedics–foot Calcaneal fat pad A flat encapsulated disk of fat that lies below the plantar surface of the calcaneus, which acts as a cushion for ambulation; normally < 21 mm; enlarged in the obese, with steroids, or in acromegaly Orthotics A popular term for cushion placed inside athletic shoes for support to minimize the effects of high-impact sports

heel pad

(hēl pad)
An encapsulated body of fat beneath the plantar surface of the calcaneus, which cushions during weight bearing and walking.
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Similarly, lateral radiographs have been used to show that a heel cup that constrains soft tissue displacement increases plantar heel pad thickness compared with use of no heel cup [16].
It''s best to wear a heel pad or arch support all the time and put them in both shoes, even if only one foot is affected.
While a plastic heel cushion locks out the electricity caused by an impact, an elastic heel complements the natural calcaneal heel pad and helps restore the electricity to normal in case of a weak heel pad.
The driver's mat comes with molded in TPR Heel Pad.
The RedHead comfort heel pad reduces shock as your heel contacts ground, reducing shock and providing comfort.
An added factor is being overweight; for it puts extra strain on the heel pad causing severe pain.
I now only use the crosstrainer and bicycle, though I do Achilles stretches every day, and wear a heel pad in my left shoe at all times.
Living up to its name, this set was a very good fit in the Jeep, and the strong, wide heel pad was pounds 3 extra.
All PHP models have a super-soft heel pad to help maximize targeted wound care therapy.
Common heel pain or subcalcaneal pain is caused by micro tears of the plantar fascia at its origin at the tuberosity of the os calcis deep to the distal medial heel pad.
Osteomyelitis of the calcaneous secondary to heel pad puncture.