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Silicone heel cushions

Silicone heel cups and cushions are designed to mimic the plantar fatty padding on the heels. Best used for elderly patients where the fat pad under the heel diminishes after the age of 70 years. Also very helpful in populations that genetically have less fatty padding on the sole of the feet. Not useful for heel pain for plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. See corrective orthotic of Achilles tendinitis and arch support orthotic for Plantar fasciitis.


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  • Avantika Mehta

    April 19, 2018 at 2:59 am

    My mother’s feet are boney and also her hands when you hold them. It makes sense that she shuffled her feet when walking if she has boney feet too. She always tells me she feels her bones in her feet when walking. Maybe is should let her wear silicone soles? My mother is 83. Many thanks, Avantika

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    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      April 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Dear Avantika, If she has heel pain then a silicone heel cushion sleeve will help. A silicon sole would help to cushion her feet. Diabetic shoes usually have very soft soles and evenly distribute pressure. There are some great shoes you can buy in the shoe shop called sketchers that have very soft soles that she might find very comfortable. Best wishes, Dubai Podiatry Centre

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