heel cup

heel cup

a plastic device designed to help relieve the pain of a heel spur or contusion by pushing the fat pad of the heel under the calcaneus to increase the cushioning effect.
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Another jumpman logo is seen prominently debossed on the sneaker's heel cup.
The soft heel cup has a padded collar and firm heel grip.
There's a pull-strap on the rear, while the toe and heel cup are reinforced to ensure they perform well during riding.
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].
Methods: The prospective study was conducted at Department of Orhopaedic, Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland from January to December 2004 and comprised 70 heels in 62 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis in whom conventional conservative treatment consisting of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, heel cup, orthoses and/or shoe modifications, local steroid injections had failed, and they were treated with low energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
I found it takes a little more time, until you get used to it, to fit the shoes on to your feet correctly and make sure your toes are properly aligned and the heel's snug in the heel cup.
Icing and taping your heel and ankle may help as well, along with anti-inflammatory medications, a spongy heel cup placed in your shoe, and a night splint that stretches your Achilles tendon while you sleep.
DO make sure the heel cup of the shoe supports and holds your heel.
It has a conventional interior heel cup and a slightly more structured upper.
Donley also recommends three over-the-counter options: anti-inflammatory medications, a spongy heel cup that you place in your shoe to cushion your heel, and a night splint that keeps your foot at a 90-degree angle while you sleep.
A few years after the green model debuted, Superfeet released the blue model, which has slightly less padding, a shallower heel cup and is designed for tighter-fitting footwear.