Overview

Heel pain 

Heel pain is a common condition that affects approximately 10% of people at some stage during their life. The impact heel pain can have is often underestimated in terms of your overall wellbeing, mental health, and quality of life.

Symptoms 

  • Pain Getting out bed or after rest 

  • Stabbing or ache in the base of the heel 

  • aggravated by prolonged standing or activity 

  • usally worse after sport or activity not during 

Cause

Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. If tension and stress on that bowstring become too great, small tears can arise in the fascia. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fascia to become irritated or inflamed.

Treatment Options 

Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. Changing the way you walk to minimise plantar fasciitis pain might lead to foot, knee, hip or back problems. There are a range of therapies which treat the cause and symptoms of plantar fasciitis which we employ based on your individual presentation and risk factors 

 

Treatment

  • Physical therapy

  • Supportive footwear 

  • Immobilisation

  • Strapping

  • stretching and strengthening

  • Orthotics to reduce the strain on the plantar fasciitis 

  • Shock Wave therapy (ECSWT) 

  • Dry needling 

  • Prolotherapy and injections therapy 

  • Surgery (rarely required if conservative treatment is employed

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