There are many different forms of heel pain & many different causes. If you have heel pain you should seek professional advice. Does this sound like you – “I get out of bed in the morning & can’t put my heel to the ground. Eventually I can stand but I have to really limp. Eventually it feels like the foot loosens up & the pain becomes less. But then I sit down for a while, get up again & my heel hurts all over again. What’s wrong?”. When someone presents to our clinic with heel pain they will often assume they have “heel spurs” or “plantar fasciitis” (thanks to Dr Google) but there are many other causes of heel pain – some minor, some major.
The type of pain (aching, throbbing, burning, tingling), location of pain (bottom of heel, side of heel, back of heel) & when the pain occurs (morning, night time, getting up from resting) will help us determine the type & cause of your heel pain.
Diagnosing heel pain pain can be complex & so it is important to have your heel pain properly assessed & diagnosed. Our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic are trained to assess, diagnose & treat heel pain. .Treatment commonly used can include footwear advice, muscle/tissue stretching & strengthening, use of acupuncture, dry needling, low level & cold laser therapy, activity modification & orthotics Please call us if you would like to speak with us about your heel pain.