How do you get heel pain?

The reason you get heel pain is due to a condition called plantar fasciitis. Heel pain is one of the most common problems our podiatrists in Sydney see. Heel pain can be caused by a number of different things such as wearing shoes that don’t support your feet properly, having flat feet or high arches, running or walking on hard surfaces or even standing on your feet for long periods of time.

Heel pain can also be caused by a heel spur, which is a calcium deposit that forms on the heel bone.

If you’re experiencing heel pain, the best thing to do is make an appointment with your local podiatrist to get it checked out. They will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of treatment.

Heel pain can be treated with a number of different methods such as foot mobilisation therapy, exercises, stretches and orthotics.

I often hear people say ‘I don’t remember doing anything that would have caused this’. Which is completely correct, heel pain comes on gradually over time. It is not always easy to identify the one event that caused the heel pain. The reality is that heel pain happens in most cases due to the way you stand and walk, so happen over thousands of step and if you aren’t walking correctly you create minor tears over time. These tears bleed and then get sore.

The tricky part is that studies show that you can have plantar fasciitis for up to 10 years before you feel it. The difficult part of this when the pain comes on it tend to be quiet dramatic and extremely painful.

Heel pain can be a tricky one but the good news is that our podiatrists are heel pain experts and can help you get rid of it for good!

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Heel pain is a common problem, but it doesn’t have to be a chronic one. With the help of a podiatrist, heel pain can be treated and managed effectively. If you’re suffering from heel pain, don’t hesitate to seek professional help – book an appointment with us today!

Top tips to help with your heel pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU5gtKrCSd4

Exercises to try at home

Tennis Ball Roll

Doing this exercise first thing every morning before you stand up will help relieve the pain you feel as you take those first few steps. This exercise relieves the tension and pain in the plantar fascia and on the heel.

  1. Sit on the edge of a chair or the bed with the tennis ball under your toes.
  2. Roll the tennis ball from your toes to your heel, applying as much pressure as you can tolerate.
  3. Roll the ball around in small circles on your forefoot (from your toes to under the ball of your foot).
  4. Now roll the ball around in small circles on your arch (from the end of the ball of your foot to the beginning of your heel).
  5. Then roll the ball around in small circles on your heel.
  6. Repeat the above process on the other foot.

Do this exercise every morning first thing before you get out of bed.

Calf Stretches

Stretching your calves (the back of the bottom part of your legs) is vital to foot function. They need to be flexible so you can move, jump or dance freely. A significant proportion of your heel pain is probably caused because of tight calves, so increasing their flexibility reduces tension through the plantar fascia and heel. As a result, you will feel much better, particularly in the morning.

  1. Find a wall and place the palms of your hands on it at around shoulder height.
  2. Place one foot in front of the other so that toes are pointing in the same direction and your feet are parallel to each other. The back heel should touch the ground.
  3. For the first stretch, bend the front knee and keep your back knee straight.
  4. Hold for 30 seconds.
  5. For the second stretch, bend the knee of your back leg.
  6. Hold for 30 seconds.
  7. Repeat on the opposite leg.

Perform four times daily and continue for three weeks.


What to do to fix your heel pain for good

See a qualified and experienced professional to explore your treatment options so you can get back to doing the things you love. At our practice we have successfully treated thousands of cases of heel pain.

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  2. Allow us to assess your foot and diagnose the underlying cause of the problem.
  3. We will devise a plan to treat your heel pain.
  4. Work with us to carry out the plan together and fix your heel pain forever, so you can get back to the things you love!

If you would like to fix your heel pain for good we’re offering a 65% off initial assessment to any one with heel pain or plantar fasciitis. This offer is only valid depending upon availability. (you must mention at the time of the booking) To make a booking call on 8966 9300 for Manly or at http://www.alternativefootsolutions.com.au or just click on the link and enter your details