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    Seeking relief for red heels

    Lately I have been having problem is with the backs my heels getting red as I sit up during the day. I'm thinking that the problem is my heels have become so bony over the years. I spent some time yesterday looking for something like a gel insert that I can put in the back of my shoe, but have had no luck so far. Has anyone ever seen such inserts for any other product might spread the pressure around?
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    You may need a larger size. Do you have heel loops on your foot rests?? These can give excessive pressure too, so if possible change to a calf strap. You may also want to look into diabetic type shoes.

    There are pads for spot padding in areas like this, but they help more with friction (ie, blister prevention) than they do with pressure:
    http://www.amazon.com/Spots-Protect-.../dp/B004X6SJQO

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    dr scholl's makes these gel inserts and i've put them in my shoes. if you have a shoe/foot specialty store, they carry these as well.
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    here are some at footsmart.com:
    heavy-duty gel heel cushions:
    http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp...vc=recs_pp2_io
    silicone heel cushions:
    http://www.footsmart.com/P-Silipos-H...00.aspx?c=None
    heel spur cushions:
    http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp..._vc=recs_pp_io
    tpe gel heel cups to correct alignment:
    http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp...vc=recs_pp2_io

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashbang View Post
    here are some at footsmart.com:
    heavy-duty gel heel cushions:
    http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp...vc=recs_pp2_io
    silicone heel cushions:
    http://www.footsmart.com/P-Silipos-H...00.aspx?c=None
    heel spur cushions:
    http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp..._vc=recs_pp_io
    tpe gel heel cups to correct alignment:
    http://www.footsmart.com/product.asp...vc=recs_pp2_io
    Most of those are appropriate only for padding the INFERIOR heel, not for the POSTERIOR heel which the OP is talking about.

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    As usual lots of good advice here. I got a calf strap on order and I'll see how that works out.
    Tom

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