Re: torn ligament in heel

First I would askif you have seen a podiatrist. If not I recommend you do. There are many conservative things that can be done for this problem.

Basically, an arch support that you can buy in a store or over the Internet is a pre-fab. They might help, but that is difficult to predict without an examination. Ice, rest, taping, night splints, stretching orthotics, injections, anti-inflammatories are all possible treatments.
Magnets have been written about with reports ranging from good to useless. All magnets are not the same. In fact the mechanism of action is disputed. I have used them with some degree of success in some patients. I prefer to think of it as a low level Tens unit.

Good luck

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on April 20, 2004 at 22:47:46:

In Reply to: torn ligament in heel posted by john hiss on April 20, 2004 at 20:31:14:

Lined with soft fabric on both sides, this ~2mm thick SiliposŪ proprietary gel pad is an excellent cushion to help relieve the burning sensation and discomfort of the five metatarsal heads of the foot (the ball-of-foot) by protecting the ball of foot from repeated friction and abrasion with the shoes.

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