Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common condition that we enjoy being able to help you with, getting you back to the activities you enjoy!

Heel pain is an umbrella term used to loosely describe pain in the heel area, usually associated with standing, walking and getting out of bed in the morning.  Pain is generally present in the heel or arch area. Often pain is worsened when you are on your feet for long hours at work or at home.

Some of the common heel pain conditions our Podiatrists treat include; Plantar fascia tear, Plantar fasciitis (acute – just started recently), Plantar fasciosis (chronic – been there for a while!), Achilles tendinosis, Achilles tendinopathy, Achilles tendonitis, Distal tarsal tunnel syndrome, Baxters nerve entrapement, Calcaneal stress fracture, Calcaneal cysts, Abductor hallucis tendinopathy, & Fat pad contusion.

We have also invested in a progressive heel pain Podiatry treatment to help with persistent pain – shock wave therapy (ESWT). ESWT helps to reduce pain and stimulate healing factors to the affected area.

What to expect in your consult?

Your initial new episode consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant history and medical history, followed by a physical examination to determine the diagnosis and cause of your problem.

We will video you walking and use clinical assessment to diagnose the specific cause of your heel pain. We may also refer you for x-ray, ultrasound or MRI of your heel if required.

This will be discussed with you where we form a treatment plan for your needs. The treatment may vary but will often include a combination of “hands on therapies”, taping, advice, exercise therapies, dry needling as well as other options.

Conditions we help with:

FAQ's

Heel Pain Home Management

If you are having trouble with heel pain give the following tips a try to help it settle. If the pain continues, our Podiatrists will be able to help alleviate your pain. You can also find some more helpful heel pain home management tips on our blog. Be consistent with your initial management at home over the first 2-3 weeks to help the pain to settle.

Check out our blog to find more helpful information!

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