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*Notice To Customers - Please Read
The Heel Seats use acupressure to physically lengthen the plantar fascia. Due to the technique the Heel Seats use for plantar fasciitis treatment your feet may feel sore the first few days you wear the Heel Seats. This is NORMAL and means the product is working. If your feet become too sore the first day simply remove the Heel Seats and the next day increase the time you wear them by one hour and the next day two hours etc. Give them at least three weeks of full time use before making your decision on whether they work or not. You have 4 months to return them for a full refund so there is no rush. If they are worn for the proper amount of time over 95% of customers see a significant decrease in pain, if not, complete pain relief.
Why do shoes, heel "cushions" and arch supports typically not work?
Expensive shoes are not the answer for treating plantar fasciitis and/or heel spurs. It's all about the insert in your shoe. Many customers we talk to have spent hundreds of dollars on expensive shoes looking for relief when they could have bought a $50 pair of shoes and purchased a quality after market insert which would make it as good, if not better, then a $300 pair of "orthopedic" shoes. The Heel Seats can be used in ANY closed back shoe and results are usually felt within (2) weeks of everyday use.
Many sufferers of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs think or have been told to use soft "cushions" under their heel. This approach does nothing to attack the actual source of pain and rarely works. The same thing is true for painful Cortizone shots. Cortizone only numbs the inflamed area and makes your body not feel the pain, but again does nothing to actually attack the source of the problem or provide a long term solution.
Arch Supports/Custom Orthotics:
Everyone should wear a quality arch support in their shoes starting as early in life as possible. Having proper support under your arch and keeping the proper bio-mechanical balance will prevent plantar fasciitis and heel spurs from occurring later in life. With the many different types of footwear available such as non supportive flip-flops it is not realistic that everyone will take the preventative approach and this is why 15 million people suffer from plantar fasciitis in the United States alone. Podiatrists seem to always prescribe custom orthotics for patients with plantar fasciitis and it's no wonder they rarely work to cure the problem as they are just an expensive arch support. Again... the reason they rarely help is because they do not attack the source of the problem which is the plantar fascia contracting, not a lack of arch support. Podiatrists profit hundreds of dollars selling custom orthotics that rarely work and they provide no guarantee.... buyer beware!!
The Heel Seats were designed specifically for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs. How they treat Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs is described below:
The Heel Seats have patented acupressure ridge that is just forward of where your heel sits. When your body weight presses down on this acupressure ridge the ridge physically stretches and lengthens the plantar fascia. This is the true source of heel pain from Plantar Fasciitis, the plantar fascia contracting and becoming inflamed. The Heel Seats are the only product we have found(and we carry a lot of products for foot pain) that actually provide a long term solution to this very common, but very frustrating foot ailment.
The Heel Seats use the same patented acupressure ridge described above to leverage the weight off of your heel. The pain from Heel Spurs is not because of the actual bone spur, it's because of the inflamed tissue around the spur that has been pounded by walking on it for too long. The Heel Seats leverage the weight off of the heel and allow the inflamed tissue around the spur to reduce and therefore eliminate the heel pain felt because of Heel Spurs.
Hopefully this section helps you make a more informed and educated decision when purchasing products for both Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis.
We highly recommend purchasing a Night Splint in addition to Heel Seats. The Night Splint will reduce morning foot pain from the contracted Fascia and the Heel Seats take over during the day thereby giving you 24 hour a day treatment. Click Here to see our selection of Night Splints.
Don't walk barefoot on hard floors around your house! This will reverse everything you do each day after wearing the heel seats and a night splint. Either wear tennis shoes and soft slippers that reduce the impact to your heel. We have a side selection of supportive and healthy sandals for your feet - Click the image below to browse our different models.
I ran across this site by searching for a solution to heel pain by spurs. I was very skeptical about ordering the seats.I however did order and I can say from the first day I used them I began to tell a difference. After about 6 weeks now the pain is all but gone. I do recommend getting a good pair of walking shoes with a good sole as the Rebook shoe with DMX MAX soles.You must also use the seat all the time in every pair of shoes even your house shoes.I like them so much I ordered another pair for me and one for my son also. After a few I was back to walking again on the treadmill and walking track. I absolutely love these heel seat and highly recommend them. I will answer any serious question about them at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bought these for my wife who was suffering from plantar fasciitis. She claims these heel seats are by far the best she has tried to date and they have corrected her running ailments. Strongly recommended.
I love the Heel Seats. My feet were sore at first because of the acupressure bar, but just worked my way up to wearing them all day gradually wearing them more and more the first few days. My heel pain was completely gone in two weeks. This is the only product I have found that works as described. Thanks again.
"I want to add my testimonial regarding your heel seats. I ordered them about four months ago for left heel plantar fasciitis, and the first day I used them I noticed the pain was less. By the end of the week, it was almost gone and within two weeks I had forgotten I had ever had the pain. I am so glad to be pain free in the morning when I get out of bed. In fact, I no longer massage my heel or do any stretching exercises. As far as I'm concerned, you can't get any better relief. And the amount of money it cost is minimal compared to any other types of therapies. They are worth every penny spent and then some! I was so glad I researched and found your web site, and based on the detailed information provided and the testimonials, it was certainly worth trying, especially with your 120-day money-back guarantee. And I am so glad that I did! I highly recommend this product. In fact, I have already told a coworker about your company and have printed out the information for her to read, and after doing so, I'm sure she will order them as well. Plus I believe she will be so pleased with the results, her mother will probably become a customer as well because she also suffers with the pain. I appreciated receiving your shipment status updates and I received the product very quickly after I ordered. Your company stands by its word, and that says it all. Thank you for saving my heel!"
Posted by Ron Behar on 22nd Aug 2016
Has helped somewhat, but will still need more treatment or another shot.
Posted by Peggy A. on 9th Jul 2016
I was skeptical when I first got these, as they don't look very impressive, but I slid them into my shoes and wore them to work. I was ready to wear them for a couple of hours and have to gradually work my way up to wearing them all day, but that was not the case. I'm not on my feet all day long, so I was able to wear them all day. I had even better comfort in my sneakers. After a couple of weeks of wearing the heel seats every day, I was actually able to get back on the treadmill! I won't say that all my heel pain is gone--yet! But these inserts have made a HUGE difference in my physical activity and energy level.
Posted by Jeff Riggins on 1st Apr 2016
I have to say I don't write reviews and thought these HTP heal seats would be like the many other many products I have tried with no success of removing my heel pain. Well I was wrong for they immediately stop my heel burning pain. I scratched my head for they are not cushy but relatively firm. I don't get it but they really work!!!!!
Posted by Bob Rudolph on 21st May 2013
My left heal was hurt so much it would almost pull you to the floor. I went on line to see if I could find any help for my plantar fascitis. From the day I put them in my shoes the pain we less and less. I wouldn't go anywhere with out them. wow, what a relief.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jan 2013
A few years back I suffered from plantar fascitis and ordered these. They really helped. I would stretch my arch every morning and wear these supports all the time in my shoes...didn't go barefoot at all not even in the house. It took 6 months but it did heal. These heel inserts helped me tremendously.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Nov 2012
Sorry but didnt work for me.
Posted by One very satisfied customer on 23rd Sep 2011
Like another reviewer, I've had plantar F. for about two years. Went to doc, got a cortizone shot (which was useless), bought expensive orthotics...they were impractical and bulky in my shoes and I stopped wearing them. I resorted to lots of calf stretching, but that didn't aleviate all the pain.
Finally on a desparate whim, I tried heel seats. I used carpet tape to permanently adhere them to my new spenco flip flops and... viola!!! Tremendous relief! I never write reviews, but had to for this.
Thank you for also keeping the products on this website affordable.
Posted by Brenda on 1st Sep 2011
I have suffered with planters fasciitis for about 2 years. I'm on my feet alot, especially at work. I started wearing my HTP Heel Seats the same day i recieved them. I immediately felt a difference. it's been about 2 weeks now & i'm amazed at how much better my feet feel. I've tried not wearing them, but it's only a reminder of how bad my heels hurt, so i wear them all the time, even in my house slippers