So your heels hurt from plantar fasciitis, I think we can all agree the next logical step would be to look up the best heel cups for plantar fasciitis online -- right?
Seems logical to me
But do you know why heel cups can help you?
What if I told you it wasn’t the cushioning they provide?
Many people whom suffer from plantar fasciitis, believe having a soft cushioned heel support is the best way to relieve the pain of the condition and to help the feet heal. That may sound nice and comfy when you are experiencing major foot pain, but it is actually the wrong thing to do. It is better to get a heel cup that is made of firm plastic, foam, or another sturdy material.
Plantar fasciitis has a lot to do with the tendons in your legs and the arch of your feet -- and very little to do with the pain in your heel.
So I don’t need heel cups?
Well, thats funny you ask because heel cups are used to correct incorrect walking alignment problems. Pronation, when your foot rolls inward as you walk, or supination, when it rolls outwards. The best way to solve this issue is to use heel cups or inserts paired with the best pair of shoes for running or walking.
So what are the best heel cups for plantar fasciitis?
Below you will find some of the best heel cups and insoles with heel cups to help you get relief from pain and that will help your feet recover from plantar fasciitis.
Corefit Custom Moldable Plantar Fasciitis Insoles
Corefit Custom Moldable Plantar Fasciitis Insoles are highly recommended by podiatrists and physicians. A unique feature about these insoles are that they are moldable to fit your feet specifically. They give the perfect heel cup fit. You simply dip them in hot water for 30 seconds and form them around your feet, with socks on. Use your hands to mold them around your feet. Let it cool to room temperature and then put them in your shoes.The molding process can be repeated if necessary. I have found that these are great for wearing with dress shoes. I think they would work well for women’s dress shoes and high heels also. Because you mold them yourself to fit your feet you get a personalized fit which really helps to relieve that heel pain. The custom mold is an especially great benefit if you have a hard time finding shoes that fit both feet perfectly.
M-F Athletic Heel Cups
FootSmart Posture Corrective Heel Cups
Spenco 3/4 Length Orthotic
Airplus® Plantar Fasciitis Orthotics
Tuli’s Heel Cups
How To Use Heel Cups for Plantar Fasciitis
When you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, the main thing you want to do right away, is to give your heel the maximum support available. By holding your heel and therefore your foot in the correct position, you can recover from and cure plantar fasciitis. You can even wear heel cups to prevent this condition from even starting. If you stand all day, or walk, run or climb a lot of stairs, protecting your feet is a smart thing to do. You can use the heel cups and inserts as a preventative. Professional athletes don’t wait for injuries to happen, they protect themselves before they happen. You can too.
If you’re just starting to learn about plantar fasciitis or have just been diagnosed, I recommend you check out our ultimate guide to curing plantar fasciitis.