Heel Pain Treatment

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With immense discomfort, heel pain can disrupt the daily routines of the affected individual. Getting the right treatment will help relieve and eventually cure heel pain.

Visiting a podiatrist will help you get the right diagnosis, and custom insoles will help relieve the pain.

Heel Pain Treatment

Most common causes of Heel Pain

 There are two much more common causes you should look at first for heel pain

Plantar Fasciitis

On the sole of your foot, there is a band of tissue. This tissue connects the front of your foot to your heel and helps support your natural arch. This vital ligament helps absorb all the stress and strain our body places on our feet. Plantar Fasciitis is what happens when this supportive band gets overloaded or overstretched, and small tears begin to form. Many people suffer from this painful condition. It can be triggered by anything from frequent running, pushing a particularly heavy appliance or piece of furniture, or even just from wearing your favorite worn-out shoes.

Calcaneal/Heel Spur

Another incredibly common and painful condition is a calcaneal or heel spur. This painful condition happens when there is a bony growth on the bottom of the foot. These spurs can be up to a half an inch in length and extend out from the heel of your foot toward your arch. Heel spurs can be hooked, pointy, or even shelf like in appearance. Heel spurs are caused when the soft tissue in your heel becomes worn out, which often occurs from long term ligament and muscle strain. When this happens, you may experience inflammation and sharp severe pain in your heel.

Heel spurs and Plantar Fasciitis are by far the most common causes of heel pain, so if your heels are causing you grief, that’s where you should start.

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Heel Pain causes

If you’ve ever experienced pain in your heel, then you’ve found yourself wondering what you could have possibly done that caused it and how you can avoid it ever happening again. There are many possible causes for your discomfort.

Local Bruises

This type of bruise appears on the bottom or side of your heel and is likely caused by a bump or possibly a stone in your shoe. If you see discoloration around the spot that is causing you pain, this could be a pretty fair indication of a bruise.

Achilles Tendonitis

If you’re suffering from Achilles Tendonitis, it is probably caused by overuse. The Achilles tendon runs from the bottom of your heel and up the back of your calf. When this tendon is overstretched and overworked, it can lead to pain. Inflammation and stiffness along the back of your leg is often the first sign. You’ll notice that this pain becomes worse, the more you exercise. This particular heel pain tends to be most common among athletes as it’s often caused by excessive running and jumping.

Trapped Nerve

Having a trapped nerve can also be very painful. This nerve pain is what happens when the nerve in your heel becomes pinched, which can cause pain, tingling, and numbness in your heel area. Trapped nerve pain usually occurs from a sprain, a fracture, or even a varicose (swollen) vein.


This type of heel pain happens when the bursa (sac) that lines your joints and helps the muscles and ligaments move smoothly has become inflamed. Bursitis causes pain on the bottom or side of your heel.

Strains and Sprains

Maybe you’ve wondered if a strain or sprain causes your heel pain. Sometimes telling the difference between the two can be a challenge.

Common symptoms of a strain include:

  • Swelling
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain
  • Muscle Spasms

Common symptoms of a sprain include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Bruising

It’s surprisingly easy to strain or sprain your foot, and this can easily cause heel pain.

Treating Heel Pain

If you have heel pain, then the first thing you probably want to know is how to deal with it so you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Insoles and Heel Cups

If you have Plantar Fasciitis, the first thing you should do is invest in a high-quality pair of arch support insoles or even heel cups.

Heel cups provide ankle and foot stability, which can help correct the way you walk and also give a little extra grip to your heel.

Arch Support insoles give extra, and much needed support to your entire foot. This support can help relieve sole, arch, and ankle pain by redistributing the pressure in your feet while you walk.

Shapecrunch offers high quality, excellently made heel cups, and custom 3D printed arch support insoles. If you have Plantar Fasciitis, check out what Shapecrunch can do for you and your feet today.

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    • 100% Custom made and 3D Printing – made to treat your foot pain
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Shoe Insoles and orthotics


    • 100% Custom made and 3D Printing – made to treat your foot pain
    • High Quality upper cushioning of PORON and Spenco
    • Anti-Microbial
    • Shock Absorbing
    • Fully Flexible
    • 6 Months Warranty
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Flexible material with PORON® on top

Shapecrunch uses flexible 3D printed material for making your customised insoles. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is any of a class of polyurethane plastics with many properties, including elasticity, transparency, and resistance to oil, grease and abrasion.The upper layer is made from PORON®, a breathable, shock-absorbing material which cushions the foot and has anti-microbial properties to keep feet feeling fresh and healthy.The second layer is a revolutionary 3D printed compound plastic (PLA) and rubber material which provides optimum arch support and helps correct your foot’s biomechanics, giving you relief from joint and heel pain caused by flat feet or plantar fasciitis.

Relieve Yourself from Heel Pain with These Remedies

Heel pain can come across as a very common problem, yet the causes of it may not be very common. With immense discomfort, heel pain can disrupt the daily routines of the affected individual. Some people are aware of the causes and can treat it or look for treatment appropriately. On the other hand, there may be people who are not very familiar with the reasons why the heel pain troubles them. This post explains the causes and the various heel pain treatments to take to keep the heel pain away.


Resting your feet might sound like common sense, but if you have Plantar Fasciitis, you should try to stay off your aching feet. If possible, try to cut out activities that bother your feet and don’t walk or run on any surface that is too hard. Doing this can help the swelling subside.


When you’re looking to reduce the pain and swelling connected with Plantar Fasciitis, don’t forget your ice. Putting ice on your heel can help you fight the inflammation and also help relieve some of the pain.


Another thing that can help with the pain is stretching. Try to start each day with simple Plantar fascia and calf stretches. Doing this daily, when you first wake up in the morning, can help to reduce your pain for the day.

Plantar Fascia Stretches

Start by getting into a comfortable seated position. Take your affected foot and slowly bring it up over your opposite knee. Grab the toes of your sore foot and carefully pull them toward yourself. If you find reaching your toes in this position awkward, try grabbing a towel and wrapping it around your big toe to help you complete this exercise. Hold this stretch for 10 seconds and then relax. It’s recommended you repeat these 20 times to get the most out of this stretch.

Calf stretches

To do this stretch correctly, you must start by placing yourself at arm’s length from the wall. Stretch both of your arms out in front of you and place your palms against the wall. Stretch one leg behind you, keeping your heel firmly on the ground. Bend your other leg at the knee in front of you. This exercise, although beneficial, can be uncomfortable in the beginning. Try not to push yourself too hard. You don’t want a leg cramp.  To stretch your calf and heel cord, carefully push your hips towards the wall. Hold this stretch for 10 seconds and repeat 20 times.

Calcaneal/Heel Spurs is a painful condition caused by an overgrowth at the bottom of your heel. Thankfully there are ways to treat it at home and help relieve the pain associated with having heel spurs.

Warranty, Replacement and How to use.

Shapecrunch provides 6 months replacement warranty on all Insoles, if there’s any problem within first 6 months we replace the insoles.  ​Your custom orthotic insoles will be shipped within five days of being made, so you will have that comfortable, cushioned feeling in no time.

  • Our custom orthotic insoles can be worn inside any closed shoe for maximum results.
  • Increase the wear time gradually from 2-5 hours in the first week to 5-8 hours in the second week.
  • By the third week of wearing our custom orthotics, you will really feel the benefits of true arch support.
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