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.
Many people describe the pain of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis as a knife or pin sticking into the bottom of their feet when they first stand up in the morning -- a pain that later turns into a dull ache. They often complain that the sharp pain returns after they stand up after sitting for a prolonged period of time.
iGel Soles take the excessive weight off the spur and cushions the area. Almost instant relief from heel spurs is realized as soon as you walk with iGel Soles in your shoes. The constant massaging action removes the muscle soreness related to the spur and dissipates the calcium buildup slowly into the bloodstream. You are soon rid of the discomfort and pain associated with the spur.
iGel Soles can help prevent heel spurs because iGel Soles are a shock absorber for your feet. So many bones, nerves, muscles, and tendons are interconnected that operate together to enable you walk. All parts are equally as important because the interconnected operation is only as strong as it’s weakest link. iGel Soles increase circulation and act as a shock absorber protecting this intricate system that enables you to do something as simple as walking and maintaining balance.