Heel spurs are the consequence of untreated plantar fasciitis. If overstretching and tearing of the plantar ligaments in the foot is not addressed, the ligament may begin to separate from the heel bone (calcaneus). In an attempt to repair itself, the body calcifies the detachment site, creating the heel spur.
Spectrum of Heel Spur Treatments
Most heel spurs resolve naturally with rest. Non-invasive treatments like ice applications and/or over-the-counter pain relievers may increase comfort. However, if you are not able to get off your feet to provide sufficient rest for plantar ligaments, more intense treatments like cortisone shots, possibly even surgery to remove heel spurs, may be suggested to provide lasting pain relief.
Heel Spur Treatment in Your Shoes
Before surgery becomes an option, your healthcare provider may recommend orthotics for effective, non-invasive treatment for heel spurs. Orthotics provide rigid support, which minimizes foot flexibility. By keeping plantar ligaments in their natural position, orthotics prevent overstretching so that natural healing can begin.
The problem with custom-made orthotics is that they are made to fit your foot, not your shoes. If after-market orthotics do not fit comfortably in your shoes, they can create other problems, like bunions and hammertoes. And if they don’t fit comfortably in your shoes, you are not likely to wear them, making them useless for heel spur treatment.
Shoes for Heel Spur Treatment
Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® are shoes designed for effective heel spur treatment. Z-CoiLs are the only footwear with a built-in orthotic. The Z-Orthotic™ provides rigid support from your heel through your arch to the mid-foot. Because it is part of the shoe’s design, the orthotic does not cramp foot room in the shoe, providing a comfortable fit.
Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear essentially allows your plantar ligaments to be in a state of semi-rest while you stand, walk and run, and immediate heel spur pain relief is delivered by the impact reduction achieved with the patented spring-loaded heel.
Explore Your Options
Because Z-CoiL treatment for heel spurs involves the rigid stability of an orthotic, Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear may be a covered treatment option under your health benefits plan. Talk to you healthcare provider about Z-CoiL shoes for heel spurs.
All Z-CoiL products come with a 30-day risk-free trial. If you don’t get heel spur pain relief, we’ll take them back—no questions asked. Shop our entire collection online and contact us to order or find a Z-CoiL distributor near you. You’ve got nothing to lose but your pain!
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