Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis is a very common foot pain encountered by our fully qualified chiropodists / podiatrists. Our clients often complain of pain in their “heel bone” and describe the foot pain as being “like I have been stabbed in the heel with a knife” or that “the pain is often worse first thing in the morning” or “after I sit for a while” Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis is caused by an excessive strain on the plantar fascia (strong elastic tissue that runs under the arch of your foot). The strain mainly occurs at the attachment of the fascia to your heel bone (Calcaneum), however, this type of foot pain can be experienced anywhere along your foot arch.
Common causes of heel pain are; injury to the area, excessive weight, poor foot function (biomechanics), changes in occupation / exercise / sport / training methods or simply poor shoes. This condition can be extremely debilitating, often misdiagnosed and difficult to cure if left untreated. Therefore, it is essential that a full assessment of your heel is undertaken and treatment for heel pain is commenced as early as possible to obtain the optimal results.
Our podiatry / chiropody service has a range of therapeutic treatment options available and all of our podiatrists have extensive experience in treating all types of foot pain including heel pain – Plantar Fasciitis. So don’t suffer heel pain any longer, call us now to make an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists, our clients are amazed at our success rate.
Treatment may consist of the following:
- Strapping & Taping
- Acupuncture Techniques
- Orthotics / Insoles either “off the shelf” or custom-made.
- Stretching exercise programs
- Footwear advice