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Common Medical Ailments

  • Aching Feet
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Calcaneal Bursitis
  • Calluses
  • Club Foot




  • Corns
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Intermetatarsal Neuroma also called Morton's Neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis


Aching Feet 


Aching Feet are caused by many different things such as standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time, loss of circulation or loss of padding/fat on the bottom of the feet. In many cases, your feet can hurt because of inappropriate or inadequate shoes, wearing shoes that are too tight, wearing shoes that are too high, shifting from extra high heels to flats or wearing shoes with worn out heels. 
Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease that is generally characterized by inflammation and damage to a body's joints. The disease attacks cartilage, joint linings, bones and connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments. It takes away the normal, pain-free function of a joint. It can occur in any joint-in the wrist, shoulder, back, neck, hip, hand, ankle, or foot. Heavenly InSoles absorb the shock as you walk, thus taking pressure off the joints. 

Bone Spurs

A bone spur (osteophyte) is a bony growth formed on normal bone. A bone spur is essentially “extra bone.” A bone spur forms as the body tries to repair itself by building extra bone. It generally forms in response to pressure, rubbing, or stress that continues over a long period of time. It's usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body. Common places for bone spurs include the spine, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet. Pressure at the back of the heel from frequently wearing shoes that are too tight can cause a bone spur on the back of the heel. This is sometimes called a "pump bump" because it is often seen in women who wear high heels.

Calacaneal Bursitis

Pain at the posterior heel or posterior ankle is most commonly caused by pathology at the posterior calcaneus, the Achilles (calcaneal) tendon, or the associated bursae. The following bursae are located just superior to the insertion of the Achilles tendon.Inflammation of one or both of these bursae can cause pain in the posterior heel and ankle regions

Calluses

Calluses are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and body structure under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may appear grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel bumpy. Calluses on the hands and feet of an active person are normal. They typically 
form on the ball of the foot, the heel, and the underside of the big toe.


Club Foot 
Club Foot is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both. The affected foot appears rotated internally at the ankle. Without treatment, persons afflicted often appear to walk on their ankles, or on the sides of their feet. It is a common birth defect, occurring in about one in every 1,000 live births. Approximately 50% of cases of clubfoot are bilateral. 

Corns

A  corn is an area of thickened skin that occurs in areas of pressure. In the foot, the skin will thicken up to protect itself when the areas of high pressure have not been eliminated. Eventually, they will become quite painful.They appear as a thickening on the top of the toes. Hard corns are normally located on the outer surface of the little toe or can also be found on the surface of other toes. Foot corns can often appear in between the toes.


Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes is a disorder of the body's metabolism, in which the beta cells of the pancreas are unable to produce sufficient insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into the cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in the blood. Over time, this can lead to serious problems with blood circulation, the heart, eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves, gums and teeth.

Intermetatarsil (Morton's) Neuroma
Intermetatarsil neuroma is the compression and thickening of nerve tissue that occurs at the base of the third and fourth toe. Symptoms include: a burning sensation,  a bump on the balls of your feet, pain, numbness and tingling.The main cause of Morton's neuroma is wearing tight, high-heeled, pointy shoes that over time constrict the toes and compress the nerves. Other causes include: bunions, hammer toes, flat feet and running.  Heavenly InSoles lift and support the longitudinal arch, shifting the excessive weight away from the metatarsal arch. This allows the metatarsal bones to settle back into their proper place and helps reduce pinching of the nerves.

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is the inflammation of  metatarsal heads. Pain is experienced on the balls of the feet, known as the metatarsal region. The pain is caused when pressure inflames the metatarsal heads. Heavenly InSoles and raise and support the longitudinal arch keeping your feet aligned. The liquid lessens the shock and friction that is the cause of pressure for the metatarsal heads. 



Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick, fibrous band of tissue that reaches from the heel to the toes, supporting the muscles of the bottom of the foot. "Plantar" refers to the bottom of the foot; "fascia" is supportive tissue. When the plantar fascia becomes overly stretched, tiny tears can riddle its surface. The band of fascia can ultimately swell and become quite painful. While some people have attributed this type of pain to bony growths called heel spurs, it's now believed that heel spurs are usually just a coincidental finding in people with plantar fasciitis.   The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is sharp or knifelike heel pain that usually occurs after periods of sleep. The pain also may occur when the person stands after sitting for a period of time.  Heavenly InSoles exercise the feet, increasing the flexibility by massaging the plantar fascia and muscles in the feet as you walk. Much like a custom orthotic, the liquid glycerin provides comfort, cushioning and support.