Heel Pain

Heel pain affects up to 10% of Australians and is the most common musculoskeletal condition we treat at our clinic. Many things can contribute to the development of heel pain and it can be extremely debilitating and frustrating to manage.  Differential diagnosis may include plantar fasciosis, nerve impingement, fat pad contusion, bursitis and bony injury.  Symptoms are variable but you may experience aching, tightness, stiffness, sharp pain, stabbing pain, throbbing, numbness, burning or a bruised feeling around your heel.

Do you....

  • Experience pain and stiffness when you first get out of bed in the morning or after periods of sitting?
  • Feel an increase in pain levels with weight bearing activity (walking or running) or long periods of standing?
  • Avoid activities you love doing because of the pain?
  • Work on your feet all day and the pain is becoming unbearable?

I bet you want to get rid of the pain and get back to doing the things you love! Whilst heel pain can be complicated, the majority of cases can be treated. Our team of experienced podiatrists can develop an appropriate treatment plan to reduce your pain and importantly work with you to ensure you remain pain free!

How we manage your heel pain:

  • Conduct a comprehensive initial assessment including biomechanical assessment, video gait analysis and footwear assessment
  • Provide you with an accurate diagnosis
  • Develop a step by step management plan
  • Treatment using the most innovative and evidence based options available. This may include shockwave therapy
  • Load management – strapping, padding, orthotic therapy, footwear management, activity modification, rehab
  • Referrals for radiology and other specialists as required

Don’t suffer with heel pain any longer! Let us help you get back to doing the things you love!

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