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Orthotics for Heel Pain

*Please note heel pain is a very generic term, the symptoms below describe Sever's Disease/Calcaneal Apophysitis

Common symptoms include:

  • Typically found in active growing teenagers.
  • Swelling and redness in the heel region, especially after sports.
  • Discomfort when heel is squeezed on both sides.
  • Walking on tiptoes is commonly seen to avoid pain.

If these conditions sound familiar, book your appointment today and let us help you get back on your feet pain free!

Custom Orthotics Designed for Achilles Tendonitis:

  • Mild heel lift - this will shift the impact forces from the heel to the forefoot, allowing for the Achilles/heel bone region to heel at a faster rate.
    • Unilateral (left or right) heel lift may be necessary if one leg is shorter than the other. Typically the shorter leg will be more susceptible to developing Sever's disease, as it is constantly trying to lengthen itself to balance the discrepancy.
  • Shock absorbent heel cushioning - aids in dissipating pressure throughout the heel and prevents inflammation in the Achilles/heel bone region.
  • Neutral casting - to align your feet and lower limbs in order to place them in the most optimal position for gait.
  • Mild posting - may be necessary if you have an abnormal gait pattern.
  • Deep heel cup - will lock the heel bone in place and act as a cast with the 'recommended shoe' (see below) to hold the heel bone in a stationary position during activity.

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