Welcome back to kimfootandankle.com where we discuss everything heel pain related. My unique background as a podiatrist has allowed me to merge eastern and western medical practices. I am always on the lookout for anything that can help my patients. Now, many medical professionals debate and even scoff at the effectiveness of magnets. As a believer in this holistic approach, I encourage patients to try them. Magnets have been proven to be a helpful treatment for arthritis, back pain, neck and shoulder pain, knee pain, bone injuries, soft tissue injuries (fractures, tendinitis, sprains, bruises), fatigue, and conditions involving inflammation (which should be of interest to heel pain sufferers!).
REMEDY #4: MAGNETS
MAGNETIC SHOE INSERTS
Manufacturers have now designed shoe inserts to include magnets, which they are marketing as a treatment for heel pain. (See the Resources section.) People who are particularly sensitive to the electromagnetic waves from computers have relied on magnetic insoles to offset the draining effect and help them regain energy. Even many of those without such problems have claimed wearing the insoles make them more energetic.
There are several types of magnetic insoles available. Some are thick and designed for athletic shoes only while others are thinner and will fit dress shoes. Some also have nodules on the surface to stimulate reflexology or acupressure points on the sole of your foot.
- The magnetic substance in your body makes it electromagnetically charged. Magnets can rebalance the body’s natural electromagnetic field to improve circulation, increase energy, and expedite the healing process.
- Manufacturers have created magnetic shoe inserts to reduce pain and swelling in the arches. Some include massage nodules on the surface to stimulate reflexology and acupressure points on the sole of the foot.
ACTION STEP FOR MAGNETS
- Buy magnetic insoles from your local pharmacy or order online and wear them to ease heel pain. (See the Resources section.)
There is evidence that a magnetic substance, known as biogenic magnetite, exists in the brain, heart, spleen, liver, and quite possibly other parts of the body.This makes the human body very electromagnetically charged. When you put a magnet on you, it pulsates and rebalances the electromagnetic field for your whole body, thus improving circulation as well as reducing pain and swelling in the arches.
Do not use magnets if you are pregnant, you wear a pacemaker or other implanted electronic device, or if you are prone to epileptic seizures.