We recommend Ultimate Performance Gel heel pads for general comfort and injury prevention as well as help treating the following injuries:
A bruised heel or Policeman's heel is an overuse injury where the protective fat pad under your heel becomes compressed. As a result bruising occurs as well as stress reaction injury to the calcaneus bone in your heel.
Wear the Gel heel pad all the time until your symptoms resolve. Make sure you wear them in both feet because otherwise one leg is longer than the other, leading to secondary injuries.
Gel heel pads for Plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain under the heel. Gel heel pads relieve pressure on the painful part of your heel, allowing it to rest and begin to recover.
The gel heel pad raises the heel causing your calf muscles to temporarily shorten. As a result this relieves strain on your Achilles tendon allowing it to rest and recover. Wear in both shoes until your symptoms resolve. Avoid long term use to avoid adaptive shortening of your calf muscles.
The thin edge allows the insole to fit inside the shoe for better fit and comfort during wear. Wear with all types of footwear. Recommended for: extra cushioning, soft support and pain relief. Ideal for plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and bruised heels.