Orthopedic Surgeon Designs New Product to Alleviate Heel Pain

BATON ROUGE – About one-in-10 people will suffer from heel pain called plantar fasciitis in their lifetime. While traditional treatment can be painful and expensive, orthopedic surgeon and Air Force Veteran Dr. Meredith Warner has created an easy solution to help alleviate heel pain and aid in recovery. LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center tenant, The Healing Sole, is a unique, patent-pending flip flop, unlike any other product currently on the market, designed to help people recover faster from heel pain including plantar fasciitis.

“I have seen first-hand how extremely common and debilitating heel pain is and the negative impact it has on my patients’ quality of life during my time with the Airforce and now in my private practice,” Warner said. “I am determined to find a way to help people recover faster from heel pain and do so on their terms, rather than with expensive clinical options like surgery.”

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, a degeneration of the plantar fascia, a type of ligament that connects the heel to the toes and supports the arch of the foot. Although there is no one cause, putting too much stress on the ligament without proper arch support contributes to the condition. The Healing Sole’s design incorporates five different treatment modalities into one structure, which is designed to give the tissues a rest and to allow the body’s natural healing mechanisms to work after a long work day or workout.

The Healing Sole is intended to empower those who feel debilitated by this common condition and to allow them to recover from heel pain on their own terms. The Healing Sole allows someone to apply medical treatment principles to their pain themselves.

“This new technology is designed to provide relief when you need it,” Warner said.

The Healing Sole is available for purchase online at http://www.thehealingsole.com/product/flip-flop/.


About Dr. Meredith Warner

Warner is the owner and practicing orthopedic surgeon at Warner Orthopedics and Wellness. She is also a former combat surgeon who served in the Airforce in both Iraq and Afghanistan. While earning her MBA at LSU, she designed The Healing Sole as part of her philosophy to provide an accessible and affordable healthcare solution for the millions of people affected by heel pain.


Dr. Meredith Warner is the founder and chairman of The Healing Sole located at the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at the LSU Innovation Park. She is available for interviews. LSU has a video uplink studio with live broadcast capabilities.


Additional Link:

View The Healing Sole introductory video here.





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The Healing Sole


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