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Shoes for Heel Spurs
Shoes for Heel Spurs and Other Orthopedic Footwear Can Help Relieve Foot, Heel Aches
If you have problem feet, your shoes could be the reason why, as many ill-fitting, poorly designed shoes contribute to such conditions as bunions, corns and calluses and can irritate sensitive, diabetic or swollen feet.

The Ideal Shoes for Heel Spurs
Shoes for heel spurs and other support shoes should have the following characteristics:
  • A firm heel counter
  • A wide enough toe box to accommodate toes without pinching them
  • A semi-rigid or rigid shank
  • A removable inner sole
  • A long vamp
  • A heel measuring between ¾ - 1½ inches

Remember: Good shoes for heel spurs and other orthopedic shoes hold onto the foot, not the other way around. Adjustable support shoes, like shoes for heel spurs, can be a great way to fit problem feet.

Other features to consider in good shoes for heel spurs and other support shoes include:
  • A padded collar and tongue to protect sensitive areas, reduce irritation and secure the fit.
  • A rubber outsole to aid with slip resistance.
  • Interchangeable, removable insoles to aid with perspiration problems and accommodate orthotics.
  • Velcro® to provide good closure.
  • A plastizote foam lining that molds to the foot to reduce pressure points and provide customized comfort and protection.
  • A firm compression EVA midsole.
  • A flared outsole to enhance foot stability.
  • A polyurethane rocker sole to reduce ball-of-foot pain and absorb shock.
  • Breathable leather upper.
Shoes for Heel Spurs Help Relieve Heel Pain
Wearing shoes for heel spurs and other orthopedic shoes for heel pain during sporting activities and for everyday wear is just one way to help relieve heel pain. Other methods include:
  • Using insoles that support the arch and reduce tension on the ligament.
  • Making use of a heel pad, heel cushion or slight heel lift to relieve pressure and reduce inflammation of the plantar at its attachment to the heel bone.
  • Correcting leg length discrepancy via an adjustable heel lift.
  • Using a heel cup to add extra shock absorption to shoes, thus reducing pressure on heels.
  • Giving the afflicted area an ice massage to reduce inflammation and relieve tension.
  • Stretching calf muscle to reduce tightness.
  • Maintaining length of the tight calf muscle with the use of a night splint.

If you have heel pain and need shoes for heel spurs, and over-the-counter arch supports did not help alleviate your pain, visit a podiatrist to be fitted for custom orthotics. And don’t forget to bring your shoes for heel spurs with you.

Information on foot, leg and lower body health conditions provided by The Podiatry Institute, dedicated to advancing the standard of care in podiatric medicine and its effects on muscoskeletal health.
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