Heel pain is a common foot condition that can be caused by a number of different factors including: poor footwear, injury, overuse, or disease. While it can happen at any age, it’s most common in active people over the page of 40. Regardless of the cause, orthopedic shoe inserts can help.
By transferring weight off of the heel, inserts can decrease inflammation and irritation, reduce forces, and lessen the impact on a person’s joints. Heel Defender, a podiatrist-created orthopedic shoe insert, is best of the market, providing an immediate foot pain solution.
Here’s how: It’s clinically proven to absorb 95% of shock on the heel while providing 60X pressure reduction.
Why would I need a heel orthotic?
Heel orthotics are healing devices that you can wear inside of your shoes. They can help to decrease pain and discomfort that may happen with standing, walking, or running. By reducing forces on the heel, it becomes less stressed, prevents further issues, and allows for healing.
Orthotic inserts may be part of a treatment plan that also includes: medications, specialty footwear, and physical therapy. These treatments can help someone to avoid more invasive procedures such as injections or surgery.
Doctor created, worn, and approved
Heel Defender was born out of necessity, after Dr. Jason Hanft, Founder and CEO of Defender, shattered his heel. With over 30 years experience treating leg, feet, and ankle issues for his patients, he experienced heel pain first-hand.
“I tried nearly every product available — with no relief,” explained Hanft, “So I set out to create the solution myself.” Through exhaustive research, engineering, and testing, Heel Defender has proven to reduce force and pain on the heel. It’s now widely available and helping to get people back on their feet, comfortably.
What’s the difference between Sport and Comfort models?
Heel Defender has you covered at work and play. Both models are engineered to protect and cushion impact forces on the heel. They can help to relieve knee pain, heel spurs, ankle pain, leg pain, back pain, arch pain, shin splints — and symptoms associated with Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and Sever’s disease.
Heel Defender is offered in two thicknesses and different sizes.
• Sport (thinner) for everyday use and high-impact sports
Heel Defender Sport inserts are 0.4 inches thick and weigh 3.4 ounces. By cushioning the area and elevating the heel bone, they provide immediate relief from pain. They can be worn in dress shoes, flats, and running or sports shoes. These inserts are worn under the insole to keep them in place.
• Comfort (thicker) for people who spend a lot of time on their feet
Heel Defender Comfort inserts are 0.6 inches thick and weigh 4.5 ounces. They’re designed for people who spend a lot of time on their feet, such as military, construction, or medical professionals. These heel support inserts are worn on top of the insole.
The comfort model is bioengineered to exceed your natural heel cushioning, which often isn’t enough. By absorbing shock and offloading (lifting) the heel, it provides superior comfort when standing, walking, running, and during other daily activities.
What if it doesn’t work for me?
We’re confident that Heel Defender orthopedic shoe inserts can help to protect and manage your foot condition and any associated symptoms.
Please know that your purchase is risk-free, with a money-back guarantee, if returned within 30 days of purchase. In addition, Heel Defender has a lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects.