Frequently Asked Questions
The primary functions of shoe insoles for heel pain are to help support your feet through pressure-redistributing shock absorption from beneath the arch of the foot, assist with the alignment of your body and even weight distribution on the lower extremities. They also cradle the heel, keeping your feet even and stable in order to prevent them from moving in unorthodox ways. Protecting feet from impact, rolling inwards/outwards or moving abnormally not only ensures added stability which can prevent painful injuries, the use of heel pain insoles can also help aid foot pain caused by conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Diabetes and Arthritis. Our comfy range of Slimfit, cushion, rebound and grip insoles are breathable and built to trap moisture and odours as well as help with your foot pain.
All of the best insoles for heel pain should be both curative as well as preventative. There are no downsides to being proactive about the wellness of your feet, being one of the most important points of the body in terms of bearing pressure and weight with heavy use on a daily basis. Lighfeet’s premium, innovative insoles for heel pain are podiatrist-designed to help keep the arch stable, prevent feet flattening and distribute the weight/pressure load, which can be both preventative and aid in the treatment of existing foot pain.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain, typically characterised by experiencing pain in the heel but not all heel pain is due to Plantar Fasciitis. While general heel pain can be caused by a number of things, this particular condition is the result of the piece of tissue running along the bottom of the foot (the Plantar Fascia) becoming inflamed. This tissue is what connects the heel to the toes, creating the ‘arch’, so you can imagine why it can cause quite annoying pain and discomfort if left untreated, given where on the body it is. The type of pain experienced when you’re dealing with Plantar Fasciitis can be either sharp or dull, felt beneath your heel and may also come attached to swelling and a burning sensation – all of which are treatable through the use of the right footwear.
Serious heel pain can be identified in a variety of ways. Any kind of severe pain which prevents you from walking or doing your normal, everyday activities is considered serious – especially if it comes as a result of an accident or injury. If you find that you can’t rotate or bend your feet or you’re experiencing prolonged heel pain which just doesn’t seem to go away or continues to get worse, it’s more than likely to be a serious issue and may require medical attention. Any other symptoms like numbness or tingling which seem to come out of the blue and you wouldn’t typically associate with injuries can also hint towards something serious.
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