Self Treatment for Sharp Heel Pain in Foot
Do you have sharp heel pain in foot? This sharp heel pain can be debilitating. What's worse is this sharp heel pain can happen to anyone, regardless of physical fitness. In fact, many athletes have, at times, experienced sharp heel pain and heel spurs.
Imagine what it would be like to alleviate your heel pain? Imagine a self treatment for heel spurs that you can do at home? What if this heel spur treatment was as simple as a shoe that would cradle your heel, allowing it to be properly cushioned?
KURU has developed a patent-pending technology that has made our shoes the leading active shoe for heel pain. This technology is like an orthotic built into every shoe. Only it's better. Why? Because our technology offers the support of an orthotic, with a custom molding foam insole designed to cushion your foot and mold to your unique foot shapes. This gives you exceptional support and, more importantly, proper cushioning to alleviate your heel pain.
Critical Things You Should Know about Severe Heel Pain in your Foot
Severe heel pain in your foot is usually a result of heel spurs that may start out as small annoyances but quickly become debilitating. Many of the symptoms of heel spurs are similar to plantar fasciitis. In fact, 70% of those who suffer from plantar fasciitis also have a heel spur.
Under X-Ray, heel spurs show up as little hooks, or spurs of bone under the heel. This hook shows up in the same area as where the plantar fascia connects to the heel bone. Usually, sharp heel pain in the foot is the beginning stages of plantar fasciitis. Because heel spurs usually occur alongside plantar fasciitis, it's the inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia that causes the pain, not the spur itself.
Causes of Heel Spurs
As mentioned, the plantar fascia is a thick, fibrous connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. This strong and tight tissue helps maintain the arch of the foot. It is also one of the major transmitters of weight across the foot as you walk or run which places tremendous stress on the plantar fascia.
When you have plantar fasciitis, the plantar fascia becomes inflamed and degenerative, making normal activities quite painful. Symptoms typically worsen early in the morning after sleep. At that time, the plantar fascia is tight so even simple movements stretch the contracted plantar fascia, causing severe heel pain in foot. As you begin to loosen the plantar fascia, the pain usually subsides, but often returns with prolonged standing or walking.
Heel spurs form in some who suffer from plantar fasciitis. While about 70 percent of patients with plantar fasciitis have a heel spur, X-rays also show about 50 percent of patients with no symptoms of plantar fasciitis also have a heel spur.
Self Treatment for Heel Pain: Upgrade Your Footwear
Because plantar fasciitis, heel pain, and heel spurs are related, treating them is the same. One of the first steps in self heel pain treatment is upgrading to better, more supportive shoes.
KURU shoes are a cost effective solution to alleviate the sharp walking heel pain in your foot. KURU shoes feature a patent-pending midsole technology that cups your heel better than any other active shoe. Our patent-pending midsole technology offers a deep heel cup and arch support which has served as a treatment for heel pain.
The information on this site is for informational purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a trained medical professional. Because everyone's feet and body are different, your results may vary from the customer experiences and testimonials shared on this site. Always consult a trained medical professional prior to any treatment regimen.