Plantar Fasciitis: Heel Cushions & Cups

Heel pads and heel cups are recommended upon a mistaken conclusion: Heel pain is just a tender or sore sole, and therefore heel cushioning can help. Cushioning may relieve pain a little - but does absolutely nothing for supporting recovery.

By trapping the fat pad, heel cups produce a heel pad. A FootMedic FasciaBand also traps the heel's fat pad which renders a heel cushion or pad.

Plantar fasciitis or bursitis is inflammation and this causes pain; standing on it intensifies pain. It seems cushioning would help - but really doesn't.


Why? Heel cushioning doesn't reduce pressure, swelling or support the injury.



Heel pads are usually the first attempt at self-remedy for heel pain and the most readily available product for it. Why...?

Heel pads are cheap and simple, typically integrated with an arch support...

The arch support segment is often soft foam and typically doesn't actually support the arch. Even as a rigid orthotic, the mechanics of gait and step negate any arch support during heel-strike and toe-off.

Heel Cups are a form of heel cushioning...

Pain relief is found in injury support, which alleviates swelling and therefore pain.

*FootMedic is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.

NOTICE: "Definitive Recovery" assumes plantar fasciitis and/or bursitis is actually present prior to use of FootMedic; that nothing pathological is involved; that the user applies FootMedic according to full directions and uses only as intended.

Stats from American Podiatric Medical Association.


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