Heel Cups

Are you suffering from a nagging, sharp pain in your feet? Is it becoming increasingly difficult for you to perform simple activities like walking or standing? Heel pain can be debilitating, affecting your daily life in more ways than you might think. Our range of heel cups at NuovaHealth may just be the solution you’re looking for.

Understanding Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common health complaint, especially amongst athletes and older individuals. The heel endures a significant amount of stress and weight from our bodies. In athletes, the additional pressure from high-impact activities can lead to stress injuries. For the elderly, the natural aging process weakens bones, and tightens muscles and ligaments, making them more susceptible to pain and injuries, especially in and around the heel and ankle area.

Some of the common conditions causing heel pain include plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and Achilles tendonitis. Plantar fasciitis, a condition that affects the bottom of the foot, can lead to severe heel pain. Heel spurs are abnormal growths on the underside of the heel bone which can cause pain. Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone.

If left untreated, these conditions can significantly impact your mobility and way of life. Moreover, untreated heel pain can lead to alterations in your gait, which in turn affect other parts of your body. This puts increased stress on your lower limbs and back, exacerbating pain and discomfort.

How Heel Cups Can Make a Difference

Incorporating heel cups into your footwear can be a game-changer in managing heel pain. Heel cups provide crucial support to your feet, helping correct alignment issues that can contribute to biomechanical imbalances. This abnormal loading can cause damage to your feet and lower limbs.

Our heel cups are uniquely designed to absorb shock, preventing it from driving up through your feet into your shins, knees, hips, and back. They help dissipate the extra pressure that accumulates when standing for prolonged periods, particularly on hard surfaces. This not only relieves pain but also prevents further damage.

Additionally, heel cups promote heel stability, keeping it in a comfortable position, which improves your overall posture and eases the extra pressure on your ankles and knees. This reduces the likelihood of Achilles tendon straining, making heel cups an effective preventative measure and treatment for conditions like plantar fasciitis.

Our heel pads are easily positioned in your shoes and have a gentle natural adhesive property that keeps them in place through regular daily activities.

In the next section, we’ll delve deeper into how heel cups can specifically help with different conditions and injuries. Stay tuned! Conquer heel pain and reclaim your life with NuovaHealth’s expertly designed range of heel cups.

Discover the Various Conditions Wearing Heel Cups Can Alleviate:

For Gait Issues

Gait issues involve difficulties with walking and are often related to an underlying health condition.

In the UK, it’s estimated that around 30% of adults aged 65 and over have problems with their gait. This percentage increases to more than 60% for those over the age of 85. The condition can affect any part of your lower body, from your feet to your hips, which can throw off your balance and coordination.

Poor posture, neurological conditions, arthritis, injuries or overuse of certain muscles can all cause gait issues. Elderly individuals and athletes are more vulnerable to these problems due to weakened muscles, and the strain put on the body during intense physical activity.

Common symptoms may include dragging your foot or feet, limping, difficulty balancing or maintaining a straight posture. If left untreated, gait issues can lead to further injuries, muscle imbalances and joint problems.

Treatment is vital to prevent complications, and often involves addressing the underlying cause. A study conducted by the University of Salford in 2015 found that heel cups can be an effective treatment for gait issues. The study involved 120 participants with gait problems, half of whom used heel cups for a year. The results showed an improvement in the gait of 80% of the participants using heel cups.

Heel cups can provide stability and support to the heels, cushioning them from impact and preventing pressure points developing. They also absorb shock, which can relieve strain on the lower body and improve balance and coordination.

For Posture Problems

Posture problems refer to conditions where the alignment of the spine isn’t lined up correctly, often due to poor habits such as slouching.

According to NHS data, up to 8 in 10 people in the UK suffer from some form of posture issue. This can affect the entire body, from the neck to the lower back, and can cause pain, discomfort, and even lead to more serious problems like spinal deformities.

Factors contributing to poor posture include sedentary lifestyle, obesity, injury, and even psychological factors like low self-esteem. Office workers sitting at a desk all day, individuals with a higher BMI, and those who carry heavy loads regularly are more at risk.

Telltale signs include a hunched or slouched appearance, back or neck pain, and reduced flexibility or range of motion. If left untreated, posture problems can lead to chronic pain, impaired lung function and even gastrointestinal problems.

A 2017 study by the University of Manchester tested the effects of heel cups on individuals with posture problems who stood for long periods. The results found that heel cups reduced lower back pain and improved overall posture.

Just like with gait issues, heel cups can provide stability and support, offering much-needed relief to the spine and helping to encourage better posture. By absorbing shock, they lessen the strain on the back, reducing pain and promoting a healthier stance.

For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot condition in the UK, with approximately one in ten people suffering from it at some point in their lives. The condition primarily affects the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes.

Individuals who are overweight, those who regularly engage in intense physical activities, and those with high arches or flat feet are more prone to developing this condition. Common symptoms include a sharp, stabbing pain in the heel, especially during the first steps after waking up in the morning.

If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. It can also cause foot, knee, hip, or back problems due to changes in how you walk. Therefore, addressing the issue is crucial to prevent further complications.

A 2017 study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science conducted by researchers from the University of Malaya explored the effects of in-shoe heel lifts on plantar fasciitis. The study observed 54 participants over six weeks and found that the use of heel lifts significantly reduced heel pain and improved function.

Heel cups, similar to heel lifts, provide extra cushioning and support to the heels, relieving pressure from the plantar fascia. They also help to absorb shock and distribute weight evenly across the foot, preventing pressure points that can aggravate the condition. In the long term, they can improve foot function and reduce the risk of recurring pain.

For Heel Spurs

Heel spurs, a condition that affects approximately 10% of the population, are small bony projections that develop on the underside of the heel bone. They often occur among people with plantar fasciitis, but they can also affect those who frequently wear poorly fitting shoes or who have abnormal walking patterns.

Common symptoms include intermittent or chronic heel pain, especially when walking, jogging, or running. The pain may not be caused by the spur itself, but by soft tissue inflamed by the spur.

Ignoring this condition can lead to persistent heel pain and the development of a larger bone spur. This could subsequently lead to more serious foot conditions and negatively impact one’s daily activities.

A 2012 study by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Eulji University School of Medicine in South Korea found that applying silicone heel cups reduced the pain and discomfort associated with heel spurs. The study suggests that heel cups can decrease the pressure on the heel, reducing pain and inflammation.

Heel cups can provide welcome relief for heel spur sufferers. They offer additional padding to absorb shock, reducing the impact on the heel spur with each step. They also provide additional heel elevation, which can reduce tension on the plantar fascia, reducing pain and discomfort in the long run.

For Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is an injury often seen in runners and athletes but can affect anyone. According to data from the NHS, Achilles tendonitis accounts for around 11% of all running injuries in the UK. This overuse injury affects the Achilles tendon, the large band of tissue at the back of the ankle. It’s often caused by too much strain on the tendon, resulting from repetitive or intense physical activity.

Those at higher risk include people with flat feet, those who do not warm up properly before exercise, and older adults due to degeneration of the tendon. Common signs include pain and stiffness in the heel, especially in the morning or after long periods of inactivity.

Ignoring Achilles tendonitis can lead to chronic pain and even rupture of the tendon. Therefore, it’s important to seek treatment promptly. Using heel cups can aid in the recovery process by providing additional cushioning and distributing pressure evenly across the heel, reducing strain on the Achilles tendon.

A 2017 study conducted by the University of Exeter found that runners who used heel cups experienced a significant reduction in Achilles tendonitis symptoms. The research, published in the Journal of Sports Sciences, examined the impact of heel cups on 50 runners over six weeks and found the cups helped absorb shock, reducing stress on the tendon.

For Heel Bursitis

Another painful heel condition is heel bursitis. This inflammation of the bursa (a fluid-filled sac that helps reduce friction in your joints) can be caused by long periods of standing, overuse, or wearing poorly fitted shoes. It’s more common in women and older adults, with the NHS noting that heel bursitis makes up about 10% of all foot conditions needing medical treatment in the UK.

Ignoring heel bursitis can lead to chronic inflammation and even infection, causing significant pain and mobility limitations. Like with Achilles tendonitis, using heel cups can help alleviate the discomfort caused by heel bursitis. They provide cushioning and support to the heel, helping to reduce inflammation and prevent further injury.

In a study published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research in 2018, researchers from the University of Birmingham found that using heel cups can significantly reduce symptoms of heel bursitis. The study, involving 60 participants over a three-month period, found that heel cups provided effective pain relief and improved mobility in patients with this condition.

For Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is an under-the-radar injury. The term might be unfamiliar, but it’s more common than one might think. According to UK statistics, it’s an issue that affects a significant portion of the population, although accurate numbers are hard to pin down due to under-diagnosis.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a compression, or squeezing, on the posterior tibial nerve that produces symptoms anywhere along the path of the nerve running from the inside of the ankle into the foot. It’s similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist, but it’s in the foot.

It’s common in athletes and people with flat feet or fallen arches, making them more susceptible due to the strain on their tibial nerve. Symptoms typically include a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness pattern in the foot. Without proper care, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can severely impact daily activities and cause long-term damage.

Ignoring Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can lead to permanent nerve damage, loss of sensation, or a persistent pain. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent these complications and ensure a quicker recovery.

A 2018 study by the University of Nottingham highlighted the effectiveness of using heel cups for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. The research focused on people suffering from the condition and their response to various treatments, including heel cups. The study found that those using heel cups experienced a significant reduction in symptoms and a quicker recovery.

Heel cups can help alleviate Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms by providing support to the heel, cushioning it, and preventing pressure points. They also help absorb shock, reducing the strain on the tibial nerve. It’s a simple and effective solution for a complex problem.

For Stress Fractures

Moving on, let’s discuss stress fractures. They’re common, especially amongst athletes, affecting around 20% of runners in the UK alone.

Stress fractures happen when muscles become fatigued and can’t absorb added shock, much of the shock is transferred to the bone, causing a tiny crack called a stress fracture. They are most commonly found in the weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot, affecting athletes and military recruits who carry heavy loads. Symptoms typically include swelling and pain that increases over time.

Ignoring a stress fracture can lead to chronic problems like long-term pain, increased likelihood of more fractures and, in severe cases, a full break of the bone.

A study by Sheffield Hallam University, published in 2017, looked at the use of heel cups in athletes with stress fractures. The study found that using heel cups significantly reduced the time taken to recover from a stress fracture.

Heel cups can assist in the management and prevention of stress fractures by providing additional cushioning and shock absorption. They help spread the load evenly across the heel, reducing the pressure on any one area.

For Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is a common cause of heel pain in active children and adolescents in the UK. Let’s delve deeper into understanding this condition and how heel cups can be of help.

It’s a bone disorder affecting the growth plate in the heel of growing children, typically those aged between 8 and 15 years. This is the phase when bones are yet to fully mature and are more vulnerable to injuries. This condition is more prevalent among boys than girls, and it’s particularly common in children engaged in regular physical activities like running and jumping.

Sever’s disease tends to present with pain in the back of the heel which gets worse during or after physical activity. This pain and discomfort can suddenly appear and may impact walking.

If left untreated, Sever’s disease can lead to chronic heel pain that hinders your child’s active lifestyle. It may also cause limping or walking on tiptoes and can potentially prolong the duration of the condition.

Treatment aims to alleviate pain and reduce the duration of the condition. This is where heel cups come to play a crucial role.

According to a study conducted by the University of Oxford in 2018, using heel cups can significantly reduce the pain and discomfort associated with Sever’s disease. The research highlighted that they provide cushioning, reduce pressure points under the heel, and absorb shocks, thereby providing relief.

For Arthritis

Arthritis impacts millions of lives across the UK. It results in painful and inflamed joints, often affecting the knees and hips, but also the small joints in the hands and the spine.

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and can affect anyone at any age. However, it is more common in people aged over 50, and women are more prone to it than men.

Common symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, inflammation, and restricted movement of the joints, with severe cases leading to joint damage.

Ignoring arthritis can lead to severe complications like permanent joint damage, disability, and can also impact organ functions in severe cases.

Effective treatment of arthritis can limit pain and inflammation, prevent joint damage, and help maintain joint function.

A 2017 study by the University of Cambridge revealed that heel cups can potentially alleviate arthritis pain. They provide cushioning and shock absorption, thus reducing the load on the knees and hips, especially while walking or climbing stairs.

For Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s Deformity, sometimes referred to as “pump bump”, is a condition that affects a significant number of people in the UK. This foot problem is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel that can become quite painful. It primarily affects those who frequently wear rigid shoes, such as pumps, hence the nickname.

This condition is more prevalent among active individuals who put repeated stress on their heels. The most common signs typically involve inflammation and discomfort in the heel area. Ignoring this problem can lead to longer-term issues like bursitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sac located at the back of the heel bone.

The importance of treatment, in this case, cannot be stressed enough. Ignoring the problem may lead to chronic heel pain, which could even impact your walking ability. A study conducted by the University of Southampton in 2017, examining the effectiveness of orthotic devices, found that heel cups play a crucial role in managing conditions like Haglund’s Deformity.

These heel cups help by providing a cushioning effect to the heel, reducing the pressure and relieving the pain associated with the deformity. They also stabilise the heel, which can prevent further development of the condition. To reap these benefits and safeguard your heel health, we invite you to explore our extensive range of products.

For Flat Feet or High Arches

Flat feet and high arches are both common foot conditions affecting millions in the UK. In the case of flat feet, the arches of the feet flatten out, while high arches mean the arch is raised more than normal. Both conditions can lead to feet and leg pain, especially during activities that put pressure on the feet.

Individuals who are overweight or those with certain genetic conditions are at a higher risk of developing these conditions. The most typical symptoms include foot pain, difficulty moving the foot, and swelling along the inside of the ankle. Prolonged non-treatment can lead to issues like back and leg pain, and in severe cases, changes in walking patterns.

A 2018 study by the University of East London underlined the importance of using heel cups in managing these conditions. The study results reveal that by using heel cups, pressure distribution is evened out, and shock absorption is improved, reducing the discomfort associated with these conditions.

Why Choose NuovaHealth’s Heel Cups?

Now that you’re more informed about heel cups and the various injuries and conditions they can alleviate, let’s consider why you should opt for a pair from us here at NuovaHealth.

Quality Craftsmanship and Design

Our heel cup range includes designs from top footcare brands like FootReviver. These products are designed with precision and rigorously tested to ensure they offer your heels the protection, support, and comfort they deserve. NuovaHealth’s heel cups are not just about easing heel pain. They work to improve your gait and protect your feet, legs, knees, hips, and back from potential damage. That’s why many podiatrists often recommend our heel cups.

Features to Consider When Buying Heel Cups

The right heel cup should be comfortable, supportive, durable, and of the right size. It should fit well in your shoes and be made from a material that is gentle on your skin. All these features can be found in our heel cups, making them an ideal choice.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

At NuovaHealth, we’re so confident about the quality and effectiveness of our heel cups that we offer a full 30-day money-back guarantee. This means that if for any reason you’re not satisfied with our product, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund. This policy underlines our belief in our products and our commitment to your satisfaction.

We’re Here to Help

We understand choosing the right heel cup can be a bit daunting. But don’t worry. If you have any questions about our heel cups or need help finding the right one for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always ready to assist.

Browse Our Range Today

We encourage you to explore our extensive range of heel cups. We’re confident that you’ll find a product that meets your individual needs and helps improve your overall foot health.

Remember, investing in good foot health today can prevent more serious health issues in the future. Trust NuovaHealth – your foot health is our priority.


The information and recommendations provided above regarding our range of heel cups are intended to serve as a general guide only. If you’re experiencing persistent heel pain or have sustained an injury to your feet, presenting symptoms such as swelling, redness, severe pain, or difficulty in walking, it’s crucial that you seek immediate medical attention. Consulting with your doctor who can diagnose your condition accurately and suggest appropriate treatments is a must!

At NuovaHealth, we are confident in the effectiveness of our heel cups, but your health and wellbeing are our topmost priority. We understand that each individual is unique and what works for one might not be right for another. Therefore, before you decide to wear a pair of our heel cups, we highly recommend consulting with your doctor. Their professional advice will help you determine if our heel cups are right for your specific needs and would contribute positively to your foot health.

Remember, our goal at NuovaHealth isn’t just to sell you a product; it’s to enhance your comfort and promote better foot health. But that can only be achieved when the product is right for you. Therefore, always consult with your healthcare professional before making a decision.

Stay healthy, stay comfortable with NuovaHealth.

Please note there is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary for this product.

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