Br J Sports Med 15:117-121 doi:10.1136/bjsm.15.2.117
  • Original article

Management of subcalcaneal pain and Achilles tendonitis with heel inserts


Soft tissue symptoms in the leg due to sporting activity are commonly associated with the force of heel strike. Conventional training shoes compromise between comfort and performance; few models are suitably designed for both considerations. Using a visco-elastic polymer insert the symptoms of heel pain and Achilles tendonitis have been largely or completely abolished in a preliminary study.