how heel pain develops
If your foot pronates too much, the ankle rolls too far downward and inward with each step. This can cause the arch to collapse and muscles and supporting structures to over-stretch and lengthen. The ligaments running from the heel to the toes become strained, often leading to inflammation along the bottom of the foot. This inflammation and heel pain is known as plantar fasciitis. In response, the bone may also develop a bony growth (heel spur), right in the center of the heel. This too causes heel pain and can prevent an individual from walking with ease.
causes of foot heel pain
Injury, disease and excess weight are
among the possible culprits, but
it’s probable that your heel pain
has developed from poor biomechanics.
Over-pronation can become even more excessive when you wear unsupportive shoes and walk on hard, unnatural surfaces. This can lead to conditions like plantar fasciitis and severe heel pain. Wearing supportive shoes with good arch support, cushioning, and heel support can alleviate foot pain, especially for flat feet or high arches. Choosing the best shoes for your feet prevents foot problems and ensures comfort.
vionic shoes support natural alignment
A trial period of 12 weeks (targeting 150
heel-pain sufferers age 50+) showed
that patients wearing Vionic contoured
sandals were 68% more likely to report
improvement in symptoms compared to
those wearing flat flip flops. Results also
showed that the contoured sandal
provided similar relief to best-selling
Vionic orthotic insoles in alleviating
★★★★★"I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis for over 6 months. I bought different medical insoles and boots but was always in pain, until a friend recommended Vionic shoes. and WOW, I Will never wear anything else from now on.”
★★★★★"healthcare professionals can have confidence in supporting a patient’s decision to wear contoured sandals or orthotic insoles as one of the first and simple strategies to manage their heel pain.”
– Tom McPoil, Professor of Physical Therapy at Denver’s Regis University
how vio-motion support can help reduce heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
By wearing orthotic shoe inserts or heel support shoes, you can effectively align your feet and reduce over-pronation, especially if you have flat feet or high arches. The additional arch support and realignment of the lower leg to its natural angle can significantly reduce the pulling and strain on the plantar fascia, which is a common cause of foot pain and discomfort, including severe heel pain and aggravated sore heel.
Vionic technology has been proven to be effective in reducing over-pronation and addressing associated conditions caused by misalignment. If you are dealing with foot problems like arch pain or plantar fasciitis, consider choosing a pair of supportive shoes. Our breakthrough technology is incorporated into various shoes, including women’s running shoes, men’s casual shoes, supportive slippers, and sandals, which can provide instant relief and promote foot health.