Heel Pain

heel pain

Imagine being able to walk, run or dance again without heel pain

There are several causes of heel pain, but the most common cause is Plantar Fasciitis. This is inflammation of the broad band along the length of the bottom of the foot where it attaches to the heel bone (calcaneum). Plantar Fasciitis is probably the most common heel pain sometimes called Heel Spur. This can manifest as a stone bruise pain gradually becoming more painful in the morning and after rest.

This kind of pain is easily treated by realigning the foot and leg, which reduces the trauma, allowing the injured foot to repair.

Not all heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis. It may also be due to any of the following: poor alignment or foot mechanics, fracture or stress fracture of the heel bone, calcaneal nerve entrapment, or other nerve and tendon damage in particular the Medial Tibial nerve and the Achilles Tendon.

Heel pain however may be as simple as a splinter of foreign object such a a piece of broken glass or even a wart.

Heel pain may be under the heel on either side of it or in front of or behind it, and is often associated with lower back pain, leg and or other foot pain.

It will be necessary for the podiatrist to diagnose and form a treatment to suit which kind of heel pain you are experiencing. Heel pain can be very debilitating therefore the sooner the pain is addressed the better the chance of a quick and permanent result.

Treatment is dependent on what is causing the pain but may include prescription orthoses, exercises, night splinting, taping, ice, etc and advice regarding more suitable footwear.

Our aim is to get you pain free as quickly as possible. Your first step to Being Pain Free is to arrange an appointment.

Not all heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis.

Sometimes it may be due to trauma, nerves, ligaments, tendons or bone.

It may be behind the heel, underneath or on the side.

It may be the result of poor mechanics, sports injury or disease.

The Podiatrists at Complete Feet Podiatry are qualified to diagnose and advise you the best course of treatments available.

Heel pain can be very debilitating therefore the sooner the pain is addressed the better chance of a quick result.