Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are common causes of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia which is a band of fibrous tissue on the sole of the foot. Heel spurs are bony growths called exostoses that develop on the under side of the calcaneus or heel bone. Heel spurs may have to be treated surgically by an orthopaedic surgeon.
Heel pain products such as heel cups and heel pads can be extremely effective in the treatment of heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis. footmedics Cobra Heel Cushions, footmedics Impact Gel Heel Pads, Noene shock absorbing heel pads and Tulis Pro heel cups can also provide protection and support for the heel region, to reduce stress and provide heel pain relief.