A heel spur or a calcaneal spur is an abnormal protrusion of the heel bone. There is a slight growth on the heel bone that protrudes and causes extreme pain in the heel especially while standing or walking. A heel spur is caused by calcium deposits formed due to the plantar fascia deviating from the heel area. The plantar fascia is a broad tissue located at the base of the foot, stretching from the heel to the forefoot. A lot of heel spur cases are associated with inflammation of the plantar fascia, also known as Plantar Fasciitis.
Heel spurs are mainly caused by excessive pronation of the foot. This leads to the plantar fascia getting stretched thus leading to calcium deposits on the heel bone. They can also be caused by running or walking on hard surfaces, excess weight and obesity.
Podiapro’s custom orthotic insoles help bring pain relief in heel spur cases by neutralizing the excessive foot pronation. This prevents the plantar fascia from getting excessively strained. These insoles are also designed to offload weight from the heels. The Noene in the insoles absorbs shock thus protecting the heels. The heel cup also has a socket for the heel spur to fit into thus reducing its impact with the ground. This reduces or even eliminates the pain associated with the heel spur.