Heel Pain

Heel Pain

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Overview

As the largest of the foot’s 26 bones, the heel is often susceptible to pain and injury due to its position and vital functions. Common heel pain itself is rarely a severe medical condition, but it can be a sign of something a little more serious. For example, discomfort on the underside usually stems from plantar fasciitis, while pain on the back of the heel is frequently associated with Achilles tendinitis. 

Most Common Causes

As mentioned above, the following two conditions are the most common causes of intense heel pain:

Plantar FasciitisAn inflammation of the plantar fascia connective tissue, which runs from the heel to the front of the foot. Specifically, plantar fasciitis develops when the plantar fascia tendon becomes strained over time. This can be due to a number of different reasons, but the most common is athletic activity. On the other hand, improperly fitting shoes with insufficient arch support will also aggravate the plantar fasciitis and cause increased heel pain.

Achilles Tendinitis – An inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which runs down the backside of the ankle and into the heel. Achilles tendinitis occurs near the heel bone when this sensitive tendon is strained, usually over a long period of time. This condition is most frequently seen in older individuals who still walk and run for exercise.

Other Causes

Heel Spurs – A hard, unnatural growth on the bottom of the heel bone that is often associated with plantar fasciitis.

Heel Bursitis – This is an inflammation or swelling of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac at the back of the heel – under the Achilles tendon. It is most often caused by wearing shoes that put too much pressure on this part of the foot or wearing heels that do not properly fit.

Arthritis – More specifically, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Stress Fracture – A fracture, or break in the heel bone, caused by repetitive stress. This particular cause is most commonly seen amongst competitive athletes and runners.

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Spenco Rx Thinsole Full Length Orthotic


Spenco Rx Thinsole Full Length Orthotic

Spenco Rx Thinsole Full length orthotic - Spenco Orthotic Insoles are thin arch supports - great for flat feet - plantar fasciitis arch pain - free shipping
$24.50
Re-Order Amfit Orthotics


Re-Order Amfit Orthotics

Order additional pairs of Custom Orthotics that we made for you. This uses the impression that we have on file for you. Fast Free Shippng and 5-10% off.
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Pedag VIVA Mini 3/4 Length Leather Orthotic Insole


Pedag VIVA Mini 3/4 Length Leather Orthotic Insole

Pedag VIVA MINI is a 3/4 length leather orthotic insole, German hand-made elegant, durable and high quality vegetable tanned leather. VIVA® has a "universal" foot bed for all shoes and boots. The orthotic features a semi-rigid longitudinal arch and plantar vault, a built-in orthopedic metatarsal pad for the latitudinal arch (metatarsal) and a substantial heel cushion. The orthotic is has breathable natural leather to create a healthy climate inside of the shoe or boot. Highly effective, purifying active carbon filter works to prevent foot odor. Awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance for promoting foot health.
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Powerstep Foot / Arch Compression Sleeve Sock for Plantar Fasciitis


Powerstep Foot / Arch Compression Sleeve Sock for Plantar Fasciitis

The Powerstep® Plantar Fasciitis Support Sleeve is ideal for daily use in reducing arch and heel pain or symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. Its thin, breathable design is perfect for wear under socks and with shoes. Suitable for use in conjunction with Powerstep® orthotics for daytime use in alleviating Plantar Fasciitis or heel and arch pain. Sold as each.
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Re-Order Archcrafters Custom Insoles


Re-Order Archcrafters Custom Insoles

Order additional pair of Archcrafters Custom Comfort Insoles. Only use this if you have purchased the original set of Archcrafters insoles from the Orthotic Shop.
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Apex A-Wave Orthotics for Low, Medium, or High Arches
Flex: Orange
Firm: Green
X-Firm: Purple


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Apex A-Wave Orthotics for Low, Medium, or High Arches

Apex A-Wave Orthotic Insoles for Low, Medium and High Arches - Alleviate Foot Pain & Soothe Your Soles With A-Wave Orthotics! A range of orthotics for all foot types: Low, Medium or High Arches. Your feet don't have to Hurt. Apex offers three prefab orthotic products designed to provide all-day alignment, arch support & comfort.

Apex A-Wave Orthotics are one of the best alternatives to prescription-fit or custom inserts. They are designed using the most innovative prefabricated orthotic technologies. The Apex A-Wave orthotic assists with pain relief, comfort, and enhanced stability in three durometers - Flex, Firm & XFirm to support your arch type! Best Materials: The most advanced memory foam, thermo-plastic resins and supportive gels on the market for maximum comfort & accommodation.
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Re-Order Betterform Custom Orthotics


Re-Order Betterform Custom Orthotics

This product listing is to order an additional pair of Betterform Orthotics that you received from us. Please select the style and top cover and be sure to give us the last name associated with the original orthotics.
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Active Plus Orthotics - Custom Made


Active Plus Orthotics - Custom Made

The Active Plus Orthotics meet the needs of the active individual while adapting to a variety of shoe styles. The Plus features an additional shock absorbing foam cover and is suitable for heel pain, arch fatigue, plantar fascitis, neuromas and pronation. Features intrinsic fore foot and rear foot posts. The Active Plus orthotics are a general use orthotic.
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Sports Orthotics with Foam - Custom Made


Sports Orthotics with Foam - Custom Made

The Sports Orthotics with foam provide extra support and control with extrinsic rear foot and intrinsic fore foot posts. They meet the needs of the active individual. Suitable for arch or heel pain, plantar fascitis, pronation & support. The orthotic features a foam top cover from heel to toes for added comfort.
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Spenco Polysorb Cross Trainer


Spenco Polysorb Cross Trainer

The Cross Trainer Style Polysorb® Insoles are used most often for aerobics, court sports, running, weight training, racquet sports and walking. Special cushioning in both the heel strike zone and the forefoot area for outstanding performance. Helps turn any athletic shoe into a cross training shoe.
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Pedag VIVA Orthotic Insole for Low / Medium / High Arches - Semi-Rigid
Medium Arch
Low Arch
High Arch


3 Colors Available

Pedag VIVA Orthotic Insole for Low / Medium / High Arches - Semi-Rigid

Pedag VIVA is a full length leather Semi-Rigid orthotic insole that comes in Low, Medium and High arch heights. VIVA orthotic insoles are hand-made in Germant with elegant, durable and high quality vegetable tanned cowhide leather. VIVA-Medium has a "universal" foot bed for all shoes and boots. VIVA-HIGH provides special foot support with an extra high longitudinal arch support for high arches. VIVA-LOW provides extra soft and flexible foot support for feet with low arches. The orthotic features a semi-rigid longitudinal arch and plantar vault, a built-in orthopedic metatarsal pad for the latitudinal arch (metatarsal) and a substantial heel cushion. The orthotic is has breathable natural leather tanned with herbal extracts to create a healthy climate inside of the shoe or boot. Highly effective, purifying active carbon filter works to prevent foot odor. Awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance for promoting foot health.
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Pedag BAMBINI Kids Orthotic Insole


Pedag BAMBINI Kids Orthotic Insole

Pedag BAMBINI is a 3/4 length foot bed made of vegetable tanned leather designed especially for kids. The firm but flexible moss rubber foot bed is highly adaptive which helps to strengthen the foot's muscular apparatus. The upper surface is made of natural, absorbent vegetable tanned leather which provides reliable hygiene, keeps the foot dry and allows it to breathe inside the shoe. Awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance for promoting foot health. Hand made in Germany from natural materials.
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Betterstep Low Profile Deluxe - Dress Shoe Orthotic


2 Widths Available

Betterstep Low Profile Deluxe - Dress Shoe Orthotic

The Betterstep Low Profile is an ultra thin orthotic. This is a lightweight and heat moldable orthotic and is ideal for use in dress shoes or shoes that don't have alot of room.
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Currex ActivePro Replacement Comfort Insoles
High Arch - Blue
Low Arch - Red


3 Colors Available

Currex ActivePro Replacement Comfort Insoles

The currexSole ACTIVEPRO - 100% contact, everything fits naturally. Get a custom fit for your foot. No matter whether you’re playing tennis, soccer, basketball or working out at the gym: Now you can raise your personal bar! ACTIVEPRO gives you maximum support and unparalleled stability which will inspire you to a new personal best. A real all-rounder replacement comfort insole. Wear them once  and you’ll never want to be without them.

The same goes for wearing them casually in your sneakers: ACTIVEPRO makes a big difference here, too.
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CurrexSole EdgePro Insoles for Ski, Hiking, Golf
Medium Arch - Orange
High Arch - Blue
Low Arch - Red


3 Colors Available

CurrexSole EdgePro Insoles for Ski, Hiking, Golf

CurrexSole EdgePro Insoles. Get the Edge with edgepro! EGEPRO gives you a completely new connection with your shoe. You regain control and feel more flexible. Suddenly, the edge is your favourite zone! EDGEPRO can work wonders in golf shoes, ski boots, snowboarding boots, hiking shoes and more. If you're not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space. Live the edge comfortably, with Edgepro insoles. The currexSole EDGEPRO - 100% contact, everything fits naturally. Get a custom fit for your foot. The edge. A place you reach quickly when skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Foot and lower leg are uncomfortably fixed. Sensitivity vanishes, the feet begin to burn. EDGEPRO gives you a completely new connection with your shoe. You regain control and feel more flexible. Select your arch type: high, medium or low.


$59.95
Spenco Rx Thinsole 3/4 Length Orthotic


Spenco Rx Thinsole 3/4 Length Orthotic

Spenco Rx Thinsole 3/4 length orthotic - Spenco Orthotic Insoles are thin arch supports - great for flat feet - plantars fasciitis arch pain - 27.95 - free shipping
$26.99
Archcrafters Delicate Custom Comfort Insoles


Archcrafters Delicate Custom Comfort Insoles

Archcrafters Delicate Custom Comfort Insoles - great for sensitive feet. Poron plastazote conforming topcover for shock absorption. Medium density for cushioning & arch support. $119.95 at the Orthotic Shop
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Archcrafters Custom Running Insoles


Archcrafters Custom Running Insoles

Archcrafters Custom Running Insoles - designed specifically for the needs of runners. Spenco-like neoprene to absorb impact & reduce friction. Reinforced heel gives you added heel and ankle stability for optimal support. $119.95 at the Orthotic Shop
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Betterform Custom Arch Supports


Betterform Custom Arch Supports

The Betterform Custom Arch Supports come in a wide variety of types to suit your feet.
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Dress Ease - High Heel Insole


Dress Ease - High Heel Insole

Comfortable and thin, this insole cushions and supports a woman's foot in either the slimmest dress shoe or highest heel. Designed to work alone or in harmony with the Women's Dress Orthotic.
$19.95
Pedag ENERGY Sportsline Orthotic Insoles


Pedag ENERGY Sportsline Orthotic Insoles

Pedag ENERGY SPORTSLINE is your perfect partner for all sports and workouts. The German engineered endurance insole made for more performance and vitality, support entire foot. Absorbs impact shock, stabilizes and protects the foot, prevents foot, knee and joint pain. The functional high-tech fabric on the insole's surface is skid resistant, provides excellent grip, transports humidity away from the foot, and dries especially quickly.
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Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles


Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles

Spenco PolySorb Total Support THIN Insoles - Semi-Flexible Arch Support for Low-Profile Stability. Spenco Total Support Thin Insoles provides increased shock absorption, advanced support for the arch and heel and improved motion control to reduce over-pronation and supination – the leading cause of many common injuries such as plantar fasciitis. Fast Free shipping!
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Spenco Total Support MAX Insoles


Spenco Total Support MAX Insoles

Spenco Total Support Max

Discover superior stability and the ultimate support with Spenco Total Support Max insoles. The sturdy podiatric support aids in step by step motion control for both the arch and heel. Take control of your foot health with Spenco Total Support Max insoles today. 

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Archcrafters Heavy-Duty - Work Custom Insoles


Archcrafters Heavy-Duty - Work Custom Insoles

Archcrafters Heavy-Duty Work Custom Insoles - excellent arch support & stability - x-static topcover transfers heat & is anti-bacterial / anti-odor. $119.95 at the Orthotic Shop
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Relief Products

Ossur Airform Night Splint – A multi-strap ankle and forefoot brace that’s meant to be worn during sleep in order to stretch and naturally reposition your foot overnight. It’s a simple, effective method for those who’d like to avoid the morning aches and pains associated with plantar fasciitis.

Adjustable Heel Lift – A simple orthotic insert that easily slips into any shoe and strategically positions your heel to deliver pain-relief to those with flat feet or plantar fasciitis.

Active Orthotics Custom Made Insole – These premium orthotic insoles are specially designed by Betterfrom’s foot health experts to acclimate to your foot and accommodate the shoe’s shape. The results? Maximum heel support and decreased pain. These inserts are ideal for those with an active lifestyle.


Other Relief Options

    • Wear shoes that fit properly – avoid those that are too tight or too lose around the toe, forefoot or heel.
    • Depending on the activity at hand, be sure to wear the appropriate athletic shoes. It’s pretty simple: don’t wear dress shoes if you’re going to play soccer.
    • Stretch your Achilles thoroughly before exercising.
    • If swelling occurs or persists, use ice to reduce the inflammation – not heat.