Craig Payne

University lecturer, runner, researcher, skeptic, woo basher, clinician

May 19, 2021
Published on: itsafootcaptain.com
1 min read

I was doing some digging around Amazon.com to see what sorts of products people are buying for the self-care of their foot problems and this one for Sever’s disease stuck out like a sore thumb. I can’t say I am surprised by this. What I was surprised by was I had never seen or heard of the product before and just how well it is selling.

It was this ‘half sock’ with a gel under the heel:

They are proving to be very popular on Amazon.com and just go to further illustrate what my not-so-scientific study on calcaneal apophysitis found in the most cases they seem to be self-managed and do just fine.

Link to the product on amazon.com.

I can’t attest to their efficacy, but given that we seem to treat most cases with some sort of cushioned heel raise, then there is no reason to assume that these will not be helpful.

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