Heel pain can really get in your way, holding you back from living life to the fullest and enjoying every day. For many types of heel pain, heel supports can help provide relief from symptoms, so that you can take steps without discomfort. At Walgreens, we have a variety of heel supports available to help provide you with relief.
What to Do for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain in both men and women. It occurs when the plantar fascia (a band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toe along the bottom of the foot) becomes inflamed. If your doctor has diagnosed you with plantar fasciitis, heel supports may help you manage the heel pain that you experience due to the condition. Daytime supports absorb shocks as you step, reducing strain on the plantar fascia. Nighttime heel supports help to keep the foot properly aligned, reducing the chances of you awakening to heel pain in the morning. You can even find plantar fasciitis heel supports that contain ice packs. These supports provide the benefits of cold therapy to ease inflammation while you sleep.
Heel Supports for Shoes
Heel pain can be caused by injuries, long periods of time spent on your feet and other types of problems. If you're experiencing chronic heel pain, it's important to talk to your doctor or health care provider to find out the cause of your symptoms. Many types of heel pain can be reduced by supporting the heel and providing it with additional cushioning throughout the day. Heel supports and insoles that fit inside of shoes are a simple way to pad and protect a painful heel during the day.
Other Solutions for Heel Pain
In some cases, heel pain is not caused by the tissue or bone inside of the foot but by the skin on the heel. This can happen if you have developed a blister or sore due to walking for long distances or wearing uncomfortable foot wear. A heel protector provides support for the heel while covering the skin. This can reduce rubbing when you're wearing shoes to help a blister or sore heel more quickly. Wearing a heel protector can even decrease the risk of a blister or sore forming, making it a preventative heel support solution.
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