Heel Pain

Heel Pain can encompass a number of conditions that affect your feet.

The most common condition we see is Plantar Fasciitis, however this is not the only cause of heel pain. It is important to have a thorough and accurate diagnosis of your feet and then apply the most effective and up to date treatment possible – all available at Walk This Way Podiatry.

Common causes of Heel Pain include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction
  • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
  • Nerve Entrapments
  • Fat Pad Atrophy
  • Sever’s Disease (Children’s Heel Pain)

Patients will attend after having heel pain for one month to up to two years without successful treatment. Common treatments tried include seeing your GP for an x-ray and cortisone injections, Physiotherapists and massage, rolling a golf ball or frozen bottle of water along the bottom of your foot, stretches and gel heel cushions being placed inside of your shoes. Whilst they may provide some short term relief patients usually feel no long term improvement.

There are several treatment options that we can provide for heel pain and each is applied after a thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis where indicated.

Treatment options include:

  • Radial Shockwave Therapy
  • Foot and Ankle Taping
  • Orthotics
  • Dry Needling
  • Footwear
  • Foot Mobilisation and Strengthening Exercises

Patients usually require a combination of our treatments. This will depend on the severity of your condition, previous treatments you have tried and the length of time you have been in pain.

Your foot is a major functional component in the movement of your body and your overall health. Get the right treatment through our Podiatrists – trusted in the treatment of heel pain. Book your assessment and consultation at our clinic today!