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Heel spur, trying to find the perfect shoe.

There is nothing more annoying than buying a pair of cool shoes and quickly suffering from heel spur, or in other words; heel pain caused by the shoes. Do you recognise this? A heel spur and the right shoes have a great connection. Read on and who knows, you may find the right solution that works for you! But what exactly is heel spur, what are its symptoms, causes, consequences and more importantly, what is the solution?

Heel spur, trying to find the perfect shoe.

Heel spur is a calcification of the tendon plate on the heel bone that sometimes causes inflammation under the heel. This calcification looks a bit like spurs used in horse riding, hence the name heel spur. The calcification of the heel bone does not necessarily cause any symptoms, but it is often accompanied by a painful inflammation of the tendon that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot. So a heel spur and the right shoes can make a good team. It is therefore important that you buy the right shoes.

Some of the main symptoms are pain on the heel, when standing or walking for a long time. Calcium in the tendon plate, stiffness in the tendon plate under the foot and heel pain when driving. Do you recognize any of these problems? Then you probably suffer from heel spurs. When having heel spur, trying to find the perfect shoe is very difficult. Heel spur is very painful and something you want to avoid. More than 10% of the people indicate that they have ever suffered from heel spurs. The age category is on average between 40 and 60 years old.

What causes a heel spur and the right shoes?

Heel spur is caused by irritation of the attachment of the sole of the foot tendon. Overloading of the heel or tendons is often the cause of heel spur. Dealing with heel spur makes it difficult to find the perfect shoe. The most common causes of heel or foot strain are sports (especially running). Stiff calf muscles or wearing a bad shoe. You get pain when walking, especially when standing up causes pain under the heel.

The treatment

Don’t worry, there are different treatment while dealing with heel spur. Pain on the foot, heel, toes, tendons and when walking is something of the past with the right treatment. If you have not been suffering from heel spurs for a long time, self-help can often be the most effective and reduce foot pain. Consider, for example, resting, doing good stretching exercises, wearing good shoes and possibly the use of insoles. Not the right solution? You could contact your doctor or therapist to resolve or reduce the pain. Often the position of the foot is assessed and they recommend exercises or orthotics. Only in this way you can deal with heel spur and find the perfect shoe.

Which product can help with heel spur?

Zoals eerder aangegeven, is hielspoor soms op te lossen door zelfhulp. Door het dragen van goede schoenen met de juiste ondersteuning kan je de pijn verminderen in de hiel en wordt de peesspier gecorrigeerd. Gelukkig kan door het dragen van goede schoenen ook de pijn verminderen. Hielspoor zit onder de voet, waardoor het dragen van de juiste schoen erg belangrijk is. Schoenen die niet genoeg ondersteunen of niet goed passen zullen alleen maar meer pijn veroorzaken. De perfecte schoenen met veel comfort zijn de Blundstone boots. Typerend voor alle Blundstones is het opmerkelijke comfort en het voetbed. De boots van Blundstone kenmerken zich vooral door een stevige PU zool met geïntegreerd absorptiemateriaal dat schokken dempt. En dat voel je!

The soles are light and flexible so you can walk comfortably and tired/pain feet are a thing of the past. The foot bed is also orthopedically tested. If you rely on orthopedic assistance, you can easily replace the existing foot bed with you own foot bed, perfect isn’t it?!

So, you suffer from heel spur, trying to find the perfect shoe? Then you definitely need to consider buying Blundstone boots!

In the other blog ‘this makes painful feed history’ you can read the story of a Blundstone fan who suffered from heel spurs.

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