Heel pain is one of the common bone and joint pain, the most common cause being Plantar Fasciitis. Excess strain on the ligament, joining the heel bone to the toes, also known as plantar fascia, causes swelling, irritation and weakening of the ligament, leading to debilitating heel pain.
The pain occurs when an excess strain on the ligament supporting the arch of the ankle, is strained, sometimes leading to tears of the soft band of tissue.
Some of the common causes of such pain, include:
- Flat feet or high arches
- Walking or running for long periods on a hard surface
- Inward rolling of the feet, when walking
- Tight calf muscles or Achilles Tendon
- Wearing shoes that are worn and do not feel well
Some of the common symptoms of heel pain include, pain in the heel, or both the heels, when taking the first step after moving from a position after a long time, such as getting out of bed in the morning, or walking after sitting for a long time.
Treatment for heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis include exercises and using orthopedic insoles While exercises can help bring relief to the pain, and strengthen the ligament, orthopedic consoles can take off the pressure on the ligament, preventing too much strain on the tissues.
The Twin-heel insole, developed by Medicovi, using the advanced Water Wave Therapy has been clinically proven to provide relief to heel pain and problems of Plantar Fasciitis, or Heel spurs, while being comfortable to wear.