Doctors recommend shoes with orthopedic arches and heel supports for wearers suffering from heel spurs. Alternatively, over-the-counter arch support inserts placed inside the shoes provide some relief from heel-spur pain.
Donut-shaped heel cushions and heel-raising pads are particularly helpful when dealing with heel spur. Shoes or inserts with a deep heel cup and support for all arches are also therapeutic. Orthopedic shoe stores provide a variety of styles of shoes with these supports, including running shoes, sandals and clogs. It is also important to ensure that shoes fit well and are in good condition to help heal and prevent heel spurs.