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If you are experiencing heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed in the morning or sitting for an extended period of time, talk to your doctor about plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tiss) occurs when your plantar fascia, the ligament that provides support to your foot arch, becomes strained and swollen. Therefore, pain is felt in the bottom of your foot or heel when you walk or stand, especially in the morning. You might notice the pain subside the more you move your feet; unfortunately, your feet will hurt as you continue on throughout the day.1

Treatment for plantar fasciitis varies per individual.  AllegroMedical.com suggests the following tips to help you reduce foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis:

  1. If it hurts don’t do it. Try performing activities that won’t aggravate your foot pain. If you run for exercise switch to swimming or water aerobics. Avoid walking or running on hard surfaces.
  2. Ice your heel to reduce pain and swelling.
  3. Prior to getting out of bed in the morning do a few toe and calf stretches.
  4. Get shoes with good arch support and shock absorption to cushion your heel or foot.
  5. Buy heel cups for both shoes and night splints.

Tuli Heavy Duty Heel Cups are known for superior shock-absorption.  They are excellent for use in athletic shoes and work boots.

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This is the best move I could have made for heel comfort and support. I am a police officer in a big city and I am on my feet a lot. I also have recently gotten heel spurs on my left foot, very painful. The Tuli heavy futy gel heel cup has made all the difference. No more pain when I am on patrol..”

Review by AllegroMedical.com customer, kmack from long island new york

 

 

Cool Stretch™ – Night Splint is an effective splint for treating plantar fasciitis.  The Cool Stretch™ offers cold therapy and passive stretch capability.

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“Used nightly, the foot does not have a chance for the tendons to tighten up and cause pain the next morning.”

-Review by AllegroMedical.com customer, Mary Ann from Destin, Florida

 

 

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain with approximately 2 million patients treated annually.  Nonsurgical treatments like the ones suggested above will show significant pain improvement within 10 months of beginning treatment for more than 90% of patients. 2

AllegroMedical.com has been providing orthopedics/orthotics and medical equipment to help individuals with orthopedic pain since 1997. Always consult your physician if you are experiencing plantar fasciitis symptoms to rule out more serious conditions.

 

1 http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/plantar-fasciitis-topic-overview

2 http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00149

 

The best treatment for heel pain is usually rest from the activities that caused the problem, but there are several popular products designed for specific types of heel pain.  Allegro carries hundreds of products for foot pain and heel pain in Shop By Condition: Foot Pain or products specifically for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs.

Most Popular Heel Pain Products

 

Heel Hugger with Gel - Sewn-in sealed ice gel pads provide soothing cold therapy for treatment of chronic heel pain, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, narrow heels, retrocalcaneal bursitis, calcaneal apophysitis and Achilles tendonitis.  Designed at patented by a Podiatrist.

Another popular gel pad is the Sol Step, for all day relief.

Cool Stretch Night Splint – Combines passive stretching with cold therapy.  The Cool Stretch provides an improved treatment for treating Plantar Fasciitis.  See also the N’ice Stretch and Stretch X Night Splint.

See all Plantar Fasciitis Products

Tuli Polar Bear Dual Density Heel Cups - Designed specifically for heel spur pain, the ring of soft gel cushions your heel while it distributes pressure away from the injured area.

See all Heel Cups 

See all Tuli Foot Products

Elasto-Gel Heel Boot – Full protection for the heel, foot and ankle bones.  Gel insert is fully adjustable to allow total coverage.

Achilles Heel Protection Sleeve - For relief from pump bumps (Haglund deformity) or sore, fatigued or injured Achilles tendon.  Gel pad protects the heel.  Washable and reusable.  Fits in most footwear.

Medical Sheepskin Heel Protector – Protects against decubitus ulcer formation on the heel of long-term patients.  Fits any size.  Sold as singles.

See all Sheepskin Protectors

See all Sheepskin Ranch Products

Heelbo Heel & Elbow Protectors –  Protects heels or elbows without a shearing effect on the skin.  Machine washable, latex free, comes in pairs.

What about the rest of the foot?  See our Foot Care Products

Don’t live with heel pain.  Order your heel pain remedy today!

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