This is the complete solution to relieve and improve your heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis (also known as policeman’s heel, postman’s heel or heel spurs).
The HeelFixKit enables you to take control of your own rehabilitation and speeds recovery so you can get back to being you.
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 the foot, a treatment programme is initiated that treats the heel pain holistically. The treatment regime not only helps settle the pain but also prevent 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 show sizes and therefore you will need to trim the insole to fit inside your footwear. For further information about this read click here. Additionally, we are often asked about how long insoles last for, and this can vary, but you may be interested to read this which might help you as you wear your HeelFix insoles.
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Alleviate Heel Pain
The strapping helps alleviate acute heel pain by supporting the heel in gait. We advise you apply it when you first get up in the morning, and remove last thing at night. The feet can then be bathed. Next day, a new piece of tape is applied.
The HeelFixKit insole is a low profile, low bulk and lightweight insole that offers anti-pronatory control which takes some of the stress from the fascia under the foot.
The therapy ball is a longer term rehabilitative measure designed to strengthen the toe flexors of the foot. These muscles improve toe strength and the grip they make on the floor, or the inside of the shoe. In turn, this ‘grip’ allows a more efficient mechanical ‘toe-off’ reducing the load on the plantar fascia.
Resolving plantar fasciitis can be a challenge. Attacking the condition with the right shoes, insoles, tape and exercises seem to be the best way to resolve the pain naturally without steroid injections.
Rehabilitating your condition can take time however you can help to improve things by using the foot therapy ball included in the pack. The therapy balls are used, while you’re sitting down, to help strengthen the flexors in your forefoot. These muscles help ‘grip’ the floor when you walk creating a more efficient gait. Here is an instructional video on how to use the foot therapy ball.
The muscle strengthening and stretching exercises featured in the Alleviate Heel Pain Kit booklet all help toward rehabilitating the plantar fasciitis, and help improve overall foot health & strength. As well as the Foot Therapy Ball exercise, the following exercises are also of great benefit.
This toe stretching exercise is aimed at improving your range of motion and grip strength while under load. Take a look at this video to learn more.