Foot and Heel Pain
Heel pain is one of the more common forms of foot pain in adults. It can be felt either under the heel or just behind it. It can range from a mild discomfort to a disabling chronic pain. The heel absorbs the impact of the ground every step we take, and on average that’s 7,500 steps a day for a moderately active person.
Heel pain can be caused by multiple different structures so it is important to get the correct diagnosis, some of these can include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Inflammatory conditions such as bursitis
There are many causes and contributing factors to heel pain. Our podiatrists will be able to help diagnose and identify the underlying cause. Some of the causes include:
- Flat feet
- High ached feet
Diagnosing Heel Pain
Our podiatrists will be able to perform a thorough examination which will include a musculoskeletal assessment. This will allow us to analyse your foot, leg and ankle position.
We will then have a discussion with you about treatment options, these may include:
- Exercise prescription
- Manipulation/Manual Therapy
- Shockwave therapy
- Injection therapy