Gel Heel Cups

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  1. topseed

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    Are "gel heel cups" better than using double socks????
     
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  2. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Use two socks and the heel cups.
     
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  3. scotus

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    If double socks gets the job done for you, that might be the easier way. For me, those are not enough.

    I used to suffer from chronic plantar fasciitis for 2-3 years. I have tried everything from stretching/exercises and custom orthotics to night splint boots and cortisone shots.

    I finally found a topical NSAID that worked well, but every time I stopped using it (thinking I was cured), plantar fasciitis would come roaring back in a matter of weeks.

    Then I found Sorbothane heel cups, which I usually wear between 2 layers of socks. This does a wonderful job of eliminating shock that comes from all the hard court play. Just like the topical NSAID, I need to keep using them to keep PF away. But at least I am not constantly putting in my body something that can have massive side effects down the road.
     
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  4. edwincen

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    anybody used to try spenco insoles for heel problem?
     
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  5. FlameYo

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    Gel actually transfers shock in practice. The right double insoles are better than double sox in a number of ways. The best double insole is the Nike Ortholite Insole if your shoe size permits. They're the right blend of lightness, thinness, heel protection, feel, and comfort for tennis.
     
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