Heel spurs develop as an abnormal calcium deposit resulting from an irritation – usually caused by the tugging of the plantar fascia where it connects to the heel bone. Much like the way an oyster creates a pearl when irritated by a grain of sand, the body creates the deposit in an attempt to soothe the irritation.
Heel spur sufferers may experience occasional or chronic pain, particularly while walking, running, or participating in high impact sports. Many people with heel spurs describe the sensation of a knife or sharp pin-prick in the bottom of their feet. The pain can be worse in the morning, and often subsides to a dull ache.
Our Pain Relief Solutions
Any Feet First arch support that features a deep heel cup may relieve pain and pressure associated with heel spurs. Feet First arch supports are designed to help stabilize the structure of the foot, support all four arches, and relieve tension on the plantar fascia by drawing the body’s weight off the heel.