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Healing Heel Spurs

A calcium deposit causing a protrusion on the underside of the heel bone is known as a heel spur. Heel spurs are the result of strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. This is a common affliction of athletes who practice sports involving great amounts of running and jumping.

Heel spurs are typically linked to plantar fasciitis (when the ligament connecting the heel bone to the toes is strained, weakened, swollen or irritated).

Heel spurs themselves do not cause pain but rather the soft tissue injuries associated with them. People suffering with heel spurs will often feel as if a pin is sticking into the bottom of their feet when the first stand up in the morning. 


Heel spurs can easily be prevented and treated through the use of the BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ Strengthening System. BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ insoles help to ease the tension and strain placed on the plantar fascia which heal the damaged tissues and prevent a recurrence of the problem. 

Through rehabilitation and strengthening work, BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ builds a better foundation for pain free movement. The insoles allow the arch to stabilize naturally, keeping the heel spur parallel to the ground, and less likely to protrude into surrounding tissue.

With increased muscle strength and efficiency also comes increased management of energy within the foot - resulting in less muscle fatigue, less soft tissue destruction and improved musculoskeletal alignment. BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ addresses the cause of the pain, not just the symptoms, therefore providing long-term relief. The insoles stimulate, strengthen and restore optimal foot function.

From pro and Olympic-athletes to ER Nurses to Special forces military personnel, to a million and a half everyday people looking to enjoy pain-free mobility, BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ exists to make painless feet a permanent fixture across the globe.

From our customers


"Barefoot Science eliminates the degenerative stresses caused by collapsing arches that contribute to plantar fasciitis and heel spurs."

Verners Chiropractic
Victoria, BC
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