Love to run but tired of dealing with heel pain afterward? Occasional soreness after running is usually no cause for alarm, but ongoing pain or sharp and intense pain can make you want to abandon the activity.
Running is a great way to stay fit and healthy, so you shouldn't have to give it up because of heel pain. Fortunately, custom insoles can help address the issues causing your heel pain, so you can continue enjoying your favorite fitness activities.
What causes heel pain?
Heel pain can be the result of a number of conditions, primarily those affecting the tendons or ligaments connected to the heel. Two of the most common causes of heel pain that affect many runners are:
- Plantar fasciitis — Plantar fasciitis is irritation and inflammation along the plantar fascia, which is a long band of tough fibrous tissue connecting your toes to your heel. Repetitive stress to this tissue from running can cause plantar fasciitis, especially if you have poor foot support or excess body weight. The pain from plantar fasciitis is usually characterized by a sharp, burning sensation at the bottom of the heel.
- Achilles tendinitis — Overexertion from running too long without rest or properly warming up can cause irritation and inflammation to the Achilles tendon, which is the tendon running from your calf to your heel bone. The pain from this condition can primarily be felt in the back of your heel when putting pressure on your feet.
Addressing heel pain after running with custom insoles
While it’s important to give your feet some rest and to apply some ice when you have long-lasting heel pain from running, there is more you can do to help address the issues causing the pain.
Wearing custom orthotics in your footwear can provide the support your feet need to help address pain and any structural and mechanical issues related to foot and heel conditions. At Biocorrect, our custom orthotics are backed by more than 25 years of biomechanical expertise. Our team develops fully custom, semi-custom and ready-made insoles that can address a wide range of foot pain and structural or mechanical issues.
To make it easy for you to fit for custom orthotics, we can mail you our custom moldable foam impression kit for you to use at home and send back to our team to develop your custom orthotic inserts. Check out our full product line and order your pair today when you visit our online store.