The Healthy Step Heel Fix Kit, provides a complete solution to help relieve and improve your heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis (also known as policeman’s heel, postman’s heel or heel spurs).
Developed by a British Musculoskeletal Podiatrist, Andy Horwood, the pack is designed to allow you to treat your heel yourself and make dramatic improvements in just six weeks.
By combining insoles, taping, stretching and strengthening exercises for the foot, a treatment programme is initiated that treats the heel pain holistically. The treatment regime not only helps settle the pain but also prevents the re-occurrence of heel pain, and it’s all achieved in the comfort of your own home.
The HeelFixKit Kit contains:
- The HeelFixKit insole, designed to alleviate pain and rest the heel
- A Foot Therapy Ball
- 14 days supply of HealthyStep® strapping tape, for instant pain relief
- An instructional booklet on foot and leg exercises to restore normality
The kit is supplied with an insole that fits a small range of shoe sizes and therefore you will need to trim the insole to fit inside your footwear.
To make sure your insoles are properly supporting your feet, you need to make sure they’re sitting in the right place in your shoe.
Fitting your insole to your shoe isn’t too difficult; here’s our guide:
First, check if your shoes already come with their own insoles (sometimes called in-socks), and if these can be removed to give your new insoles more room.
Trainers and hiking boots usually come with removable in-socks that can be easily slipped out.
If the insole is stuck in, see if you can gently remove it.
The in-sock already in your shoes makes a great cutting guide if you need to trim your insole.
Next, you need to see if your insole fits inside your shoe. If it doesn’t, you might need to trim it:
Use the old in-sock from that shoe as a cutting guide when trimming to ensure you get the right shape and size.
If not, our advice is to trim small amounts from the front and sides of the toe area until you get the right size – you can always cut more away but you can’t stick the insole back together!
Finally, remember to take care when inserting the insole into your shoe – it’ll help it last longer:
When putting your insole into your shoe, angle the bottom of the insole towards the inside of the shoe at around 30-40°. The insole should slip in easily then.
Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription.