Tuli’s Classic Yellow Best Heel Cups
Regular (up to 175 lbs.)
Tuli’s Standard Heel Cups provide lightweight protection for the everyday pain of heel strike. Worn in your shoes, Tuli’s Standard Heel Cups will help prevent sore heels and knees, shin splints, and heel spurs. They will also relieve arch, ankle, leg, and back pain that results from everyday heel strike.
1 Pair Per Box
Frequently Asked Questions
What are heel cups?
With each step you take, your heel pounds the ground and puts tension on your plantar fascia. These heel-shaped pads that go in your shoes may help. The best heel cups raise your heel to relieve tension and give you extra cushion.
When Should You Use the Best Heel Cups, Heel Pads And Cushions?
The first line of relief for treating plantar fasciitis, heel cushions and the best heel cups provide extra shock absorption in the heel area. The best heel cups help absorb the shock of heel strike in walking and running. Heel pads are generally constructed of polyvinyl chloride, silicone, leather, polyethylene foams like Plastizote, and thermoplastics. The best heels cups like soft heel cups cushion and contain the fat pad. The best heel cups are effective for a plantar calcaneal bursitis or plantar heel spur syndrome. When you’re treating patients who have heel pain as a result of fat pad atrophy, employing hard plastic heel cups can sometimes be effective in positioning the heel pad underneath the calcaneus, restoring the natural cushioning and compressibility. You may also consider a firm, open-cell polymer. Designed to cup the heel, this orthotic provides both shock absorption and support. Another option is similar to the best heel cups, a silicone heel cushion that has a built-in area of a softer durometer that is specially designed to disperse weight around the plantar medial tubercle of the calcaneus. Sometimes, using a heel lift is helpful in shifting pressure to the forefoot. Keep in mind that a heel lift in the shoe should be no thicker than one-quarter inch.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis (say: plant-er fash-ee-eye-tis) is a common cause of pain in the heel of your foot. Your heel may hurt, feel hot, swell, or turn red. This is called inflammation. The inflammation occurs in the plantar fascia, which is a thin layer of tough tissue that supports the arch of the foot. The pain is usually worse when you first get out of bed.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
The cause is usually some combination of tightness of the foot and the calf, weakness of the foot, improper athletic training, or stress on the arch of the foot. Also, too much use (running too far, too fast, too soon), shoes that do not fit, or certain play or work actions can hurt the plantar fascia.
How is plantar fasciitis treated?
Treatment can reduce or get rid of what is causing plantar fasciitis. Treatment can also lessen inflammation. To decrease the stress on the plantar fascia, you may need to wear shoes with more arch support. You might even need to change the size of shoe you wear. Athletes and active people may need to spend less time doing actions that cause stress, like jogging, jumping, or running. Sometimes, arch supports, or special shoe inserts like the best heel cups may be used.
What stretching exercises to do before getting out of bed?
Many people with plantar fasciitis have intense heel pain in the morning when they take their first steps after getting out of bed. This pain comes from the tightening of the plantar fascia that occurs during sleep. Stretching or massaging the plantar fascia before standing up can often reduce heel pain.
• Stretch your foot by flexing it up and down 10 times before standing.
• Do toe stretches to stretch the plantar fascia.
• Use a towel to stretch the bottom of your foot.
What are signs of plantar fasciitis?
The classic sign of plantar fasciitis is that the worst pain occurs with the first few steps in the morning, but not every patient will have this symptom. Patients often notice pain at the beginning of activity that lessens or resolves as they warm up. The pain may also occur with prolonged standing and is sometimes accompanied by stiffness. In more severe cases, the pain will also worsen toward the end of the day.