TYNOR Silicone Heel Cup K-09 helps in relieving the problem of calcaneal spur, caused by stress in the foot. It is a thin construction preparation of silicon rubber gel, which is extra soft and relieves stress off the calceneus (heel bone) which causes calceneal spur. Slip it in your shoe, and you're good to go.
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A calcaneal spur (or heel spur) is a small osteophyte (bone spur) located on the calcaneus (heel bone). Calcaneal spurs are typically detected by a radiological examination (X-ray). When a foot bone is exposed to constant stress, calcium deposits build up on the bottom of the heel bone.
Causes of Heel Spurs
Heel spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually occurs over a period of many months. Heel spurs are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. Heel spurs are especially common among athletes whose activities include large amounts of running and jumping.
Risk factors for heel spurs include:
Walking gait abnormalities,which place excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments, and nerves near the heel
Running or jogging, especially on hard surfaces
Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes, especially those lacking appropriate arch support
Excess weight and obesity
Other risk factors associated with plantar fasciitis include:
Increasing age, which decreases plantar fascia flexibility and thins the heel's protective fat pad
Spending most of the day on one's feet
Frequent short bursts of physical activity
Having either flat feet or high arches