Is heel pain impacting your lifestyle?!March 26, 2019
Do you have pain at your heel first thing in the morning or after long periods of time standing?
Our Podiatrist, Holly, has some information on what might be causing these symptoms.
Heel pain is an umbrella term which combines several injuries that occur at the heel. Most commonly it is Plantar Fasciitis or Plantar Fascosis which is a thickening of your plantar fascia that pulls on you heel bone.
In some cases people can also get tears within their plantar fascia or bone bruising/stress reactions of the heel bone. Therefore, it is essential we confirm the correct diagnosis whether that be in the clinical room or from further imaging such as X-ray, US or MRI
Heel pain can be associated with factors such as:
- Foot posture
- Activity levels
- Muscle tightness/weakness
It is very important that we address these factors so we can reduce the symptoms but also stop it from re-occurring in the future.
At our clinics we use Visual gait analysis as well as 3D plantar pressure assessment to determine if your foot posture and footwear are playing a role in your condition as well as specific flexibility and strengthening tests.
We then use interventions such as 3D scanning for orthotics, footwear, Extra Corporal Shockwave Therapy, targeted stretching & strengthening programs, mobilisation & dry needling to address these factors and treat the specific heel pain injury.
If you are suffering from heel pain please book an appointment via our website or by giving the clinic a call on 1300 945 789.