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How can heel cups help with plantar fasciitis?

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With each step you take, your heel pounds the ground and puts tension on your plantar fascia. Heel cups -- heel-shaped pads that go in your shoes -- may help. They raise your heel to relieve tension and give you extra cushion. They often don't work as well as inserts, but they're a cheap option to try.

SOURCES:

American Family Physician: "Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis."

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

Mayo Clinic.

Medscape: "Plantar Fasciitis Treatment & Management."

The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association: " The integration of acetic acid iontophoresis, orthotic therapy and physical rehabilitation for chronic plantar fasciitis: a case study."

UpToDate: “Plantar Fasciitis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Family Physician: "Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis."

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

Mayo Clinic.

Medscape: "Plantar Fasciitis Treatment & Management."

The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association: " The integration of acetic acid iontophoresis, orthotic therapy and physical rehabilitation for chronic plantar fasciitis: a case study."

UpToDate: “Plantar Fasciitis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

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