Inserts are sold to assist with relieving heel pain. As Dr.Scholl's explains, an insole that helps maintain normal foot motions is ideal. An orthopedic doctor or podiatrist can assist in selecting the proper options for a patient's specific needs and concerns.
The most common cause of heel pain is the stretching of the ligaments, called plantar fascias, according to Dr.Scholl's. This ligament stretches throughout the length of the bottom of the foot, including the arch and heel. The ligament begins at the ball of the foot. An additional cause of heel pain is bone spurs. Bone spurs are treatable and cushioning insoles are suggested for comfort and decreased pain while walking.