Heel Pain

Millions of people each year suffer from heel pain. Many of those don’t understand heel pain causes and will often not seek proper heel pain treatment. Heel pain is often directly related to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia that, when addressed early, can be easily treated. Check out some heel pain exercises that can help your heel pain.

Heel Pain Causes

One of the most common heel pain causes is a condition called plantar fasciitis. The tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints in the feet all work together to allow you to move your feet to walk or run. When the plantar fascia, or the arch of the foot, is overused or injured, pain is felt in the heel. The most common heel pain causes include:

Heel Pain Symptoms

Some of the most common heel pain symptoms include:

  • Pain that begins dull and progressively gets worse
  • Pain that is worse in the morning when you take your first steps
  • A stabbing feeling when you put pressure on the heel
  • Swelling or tenderness around the ankle and plantar fascia
  • Stiffness in the foot, specifically the heel and ankle

Heel Pain Treatment

The good news is that many individuals who suffer from plantar fasciitis or other similar issues have found relief through finding the proper treatment methods. At Medi-Dyne, we provide the top options to get you back on your feet.


Immediate Relief


  • Tuli's® So Soft® Heavy Duty Heel Cups - exclusively formulated to be lighter, softer and more resilient than other heel cups. Soft cloth material combined with softer heel means better shock absorption and increased comfort.
  • Tuli's® Plantar Fasciitis Insoles - A full-length premium arch supports designed specifically for plantar fasciitis. The arch support in the Medial and Metatarsal Arches evenly distributes the body weight pressure throughout your feet to help you improve stability, balance and posture. It uses a 4-degree medial heel wedge to encourage stability by preventing excessive over-pronation which can cause stress or inflammation on the plantar fascia. 
  • Tuli’s® Gaitors® 3/4 Length Insoles -Combines light-weight shock absorption with superior arch support in an ultra-thin carbon fiber orthotic that delivers long-lasting relief and comfort. 
  • Tuli's® The X Brace® The unique “X” design of our patented foot brace provides support and reduces arch pressure very similar to how Low-Dye taping works but without all the expertise, time and tape necessary. This support of the arch also helps offset over-pronation, effectively addressing what can be debilitating foot pain.
  • Tuli’s® Polar Bears Heel Cups– Provide the most relief for heel spurs with a shock absorbent waffle that cradles your heel.
  • Tuli's® Classic Gel Heel Cups -  Absorbs shock and returns impact energy just like the system naturally found in your feet. Upon impact, the multi-cell, multi-layer design bears down and rotates with the normal motion of the foot to absorb the shock of walking and running; keeping your feet, knees, hips and back in alignment for maximum comfort and performance.

Support and Compression 


Long-Term Healing

Stretch and Strengthen

ProStretch Plus® Adjustable Calf and Foot Stretcher – Offers a deep stretch to the inter-connective chain in the body, which includes the plantar fascia. This delivers the pain relief needed for heel pain.