Heel Pain

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Some signs of heel pain include:

  • Soreness under heel or along foot arch on first steps of a morning,
  • Pain under heel on first steps after resting, sharp pins and needles feeling under heel when resting or when walking.

Heel pain can occur in various ways; over a slow gradual period, or experienced suddenly, with or without a traumatic event occurring before your pain.

Research shows a variety of age groups are affected by heel pain, the most affected groups are; those aged 40 years and over, overweight, prolonged standing professions, and people who frequently do strenuous activity.

Some potential causes of your heel pain include; plantar fasciitis (heel spur), bone contusion (bruising, also known as policeman`s heel), atrophy of adipose fatty padding, bursitis, baxter`s nerve impingement, flexor muscle tendinitis, inflammatory arthritis or achilles tendonitis.

Plantar fasciitis and most heel pain conditions are sluggish in improving with time and rest alone. The slow healing can be linked to the difficulty in reducing our walking and loading on our heels. A reduction in walking, followed by gradual increase in your walking distance pain levels, is the first step to allowing your injury to heal.

Our team can assess your heel pain and provide you with a diagnosis and treatment, with tools to get you back to your active best.