You probably don’t think much about your heels in your day-to-day life. However, when one or both of your heels are constantly in pain, it’s hard to think about anything else except for getting over the pain.
Heel pain can affect you in many different ways. For some, pain in the heel takes place along the bottom or back of it. For others, heel pain is felt along the side of the heel. Regardless of where on your heel your pain is located, wearing custom orthotics in your footwear can help address the issues caused by your heel condition.
What causes pain on the side of the heel?
Pain along the side of the heel can be related to a number of conditions, most commonly:
- Achilles tendinitis — Achilles tendinitis is the inflammation of your Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscle to your heel bone. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon is usually characterized as pain in the back of your heel, but it can be felt along the side of your heel as well.
- Bursitis — Bursitis is the inflammation of your bursae, which are sacs of fluid between your tendons and bones that prevent them from rubbing against one another. Overexertion of your ankles or a traumatic impact to the heel can cause bursitis, which can lead to pain along the side of your heels.
- Sprains and strains — Sprains and strains are overstretching and overbearing injuries that affect your ligaments and muscles, respectively. A forceful exertion of your ankle in the wrong direction can cause a sprain or strain that leads to pain along the side of your heel.
Addressing pain on the side of the heel with custom orthotics by Biocorrect
Treatments for heel conditions vary depending on the cause and severity of the pain, but in many cases, people can benefit from wearing custom orthotics. At Biocorrect, our team has more than 25 years of biomechanical expertise in designing high-quality orthotic insoles. We provide a range of options for clients like you, including fully custom, semi-custom and ready-made insoles that can address your heel pain issues.
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