Heel pain can affect your everyday life, from the moment you get out of bed. It can drain you of energy as you struggle with pain throughout your day. Ascending stairs can be particularly painful and maintaining exercise routines or gym workouts can be incredibly hard. Sometimes heel pain can even make walking to your letter box difficult.
Plantar fasciitis is a stubborn injury and a common cause of heel pain. It develops when the band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes becomes inflamed. It can start as a minor injury but can become chronic if not treated promptly.
Achilles Tendonitis is common among runners. Achilles Tendonitis can present as pain along the tendon, from the calf muscle to the heel bone. It can be painful when pushing off on the toes and can cause severe pain after exercise.
Many of our heel spur patients are athletes or those who stand on their feet all day, like nurses, teachers or factory workers. If you’ve flat feet or high arches, this can predispose your feet to heel spurs. Generally, the heel spur itself – the bony growth – does not cause any pain, it’s the soft-tissue injury associated with the heel spur that hurts.
Heel Pain Causes
Heel pain can be caused by ill-fitting footwear, high heeled shoes, prolonged periods on your feet, increase in your daily activities such as long walks, running, marathons, sport or even sprains and trauma. Getting to the cause of your pain, via our comprehensive assessment, is essential for the long-term resolution of your problem.
Heel Pain Treatment
Heel pain treatment can be very effective when it is shaped to suit your individual needs. Our highly skilled Podiatrists will provide you with the perfect solution to fix your heel pain once and for all.
For more information about heel pain, please feel free to contact us on (03) 9383 6633 or book your appointment right here:
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If you have any questions regarding heel pain, make an appointment with Moreland Podiatry to discuss your options. Contact our friendly and expert staff on (03) 9383 6633 or book online.
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Brunswick West VIC 3055
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