The heel spur is a bony prominence, or exostosis, that can appear on the inside of the heel (calcaneus) as a consequence of excessive and continuous stretching of the plantar fascia, which is a band of connective tissue that covers the muscles of the area. By overstretching, the fascia can calcify, forming the spur.
Most common symptoms:
- Severe heel pain.
- Difficulty in normal heel support.
- Inflammation in the structures around the heel.
Use of orthopedic insoles to decrease pain due to heel spur:
An individualized baropodometry study is carried out on the patient, where the main objective is to determine how much weight the patient exerts on the heel, in this way, through the insole, it is expected:
- Cushion or absorb the impact shock of the heel with the ground.
- Provide more comfort and convenience when walking.
- Correct the biomechanics of the foot and / or any structural alteration in it.
- Reduce proprioception to possible injuries.
- Offer a better quality of life to the patient.
- The insole is made of an extremely comfortable and imported material.
The health professional will make a suggestion about the type of insole that suits you best according to the footwear you use.
To complement the treatment with the use of the orthopedic insole, an 8 session package is suggested, where the physiotherapist will work side by side on the injury (spur), with shock wave application and electrostimulation for analgesic purposes, thermotherapy and application of kinesiotape.
Treatment duration 30 minutes.
- In the first sessions 1-4 session, low doses of shock wave will be applied starting between 2,000-4,000 shots 2.5 bars, 10 HZ (“calcaneus-plantar fasciitis” program) on the area to reduce pain and inflammation.
In the following remaining sessions, the intensity of 4000-5000 shots, 3.0 bars, 13 HZ, will be increased to eliminate “spur” calcification.
- Electrostimulation with thermotherapy for analgesic purposes for 15 minutes; modulating the interferential current at 2000 HZ, spectrum from 45 to 50 HZ and wave amplitude of 90 HZ.
- Application of kinesiotape on the plantar fascia to offer support to the heel.