Now available are Heel Defender shoe orthotics, designed to help manage pathologies that cause heel pain.

Joseph R. Hanft, DPM, FACFAS, founder of Defender Operations LLC, conceived the Heel Defender inserts after experiencing an interarticular calcaneal fracture, which caused him to experience chronic heel pain and limited mobility. No other products successfully relieved his heel pain, a media release notes.

Heel Defender is designed to transfer weight off of the heel, thereby reducing the impact force and shock felt from standing, walking, or running, the release explains.

[Source(s): Defender Operations LLC, PR Newswire]