Heel pain affects over 25% of the adult population and 20% of the pediatric population. Heel Defender is a patented heel orthotic device for off-loading the painful heel in both adults and children. Heel Defender is designed to remove the impact force from the heel, allowing for comfortable walking and standing while heel pain is being treated. The orthotic device is constructed with proprietary Sorbothane, a visco-elastic material that reportedly absorbs 94.7% of impact. Heel Defender is qualified for the management of calcaneal apophysitis (Sever’s disease) in children, allowing for 60-70% reduction of impact force on the heel which means kids can maintain activities and sports while undergoing treatment. Other conditions that can be managed include plantar fasciitis, heel spur, bone contusion, hematoma, heel bursitis, heel pad chronic inflammation, growth plate injury, tendonitis, arthritis, and more.