A heel cushion is a cushioned pad that is used as a heel support or elevation. It is inserted inside shoes, exactly like a regular shoe insert. Medical heel pads are available in various forms and heights.
Why a heel brace or cushion is used?
For some cases, a heel cushion is used as a heel brace to bridge the gap between both heels, in a situation where one heel is shorter than the other. In other cases, because of heels imbalance; it is used to relieve Arch pain, Achilles tendon pain, or heel pain related to Plantar Fasciitis or heel spurs.
By balancing both heels, a heel cushion helps to shift shocks again to heels and to unload hips, knees or ankles joints. It is an important feature to avoid pressure on knees joints and to relieve knee pain.