What heel pain means?

Heel pain can be caused by a number of different things, but the most common cause is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, becomes inflamed. This can be caused by overuse, wearing shoes that don’t support your feet properly, or having tight calf muscles. Heel pain can also be caused by other conditions such as arthritis or a heel spur. If you’re experiencing heel pain, it’s best to see a podiatrist to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

The most common cause heel pain means that you probably have some micro tears around the attachment point of your plantar fascia to your heel bone. When your heel hits the ground, the force travels up your leg and through your body to your heel. The plantar fascia acts like a shock absorber, absorbing some of that force. If the force is too great, or if the plantar fascia is already weak or stretched, it can begin to tear. Over time, those micro tears can lead to pain and inflammation.

There are several other conditions that can cause heel pain, including:

  • Achilles tendonitis: This is when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed. The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone.
  • Arthritis: This is a general term for inflammation in a joint. There are several different types of arthritis that can affect the heel, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Heel spurs: This is a buildup of calcium on the heel bone. Heel spurs don’t always cause pain, but they can be associated with heel pain.
  • Fat pad syndrome – This is when the fat pad on the heel becomes thinned out or inflamed. The fat pad is a layer of cushioning that helps protect the heel bone.
  • Inflammation of the medial calcaneal nerve – This is a condition also known as ” heel pain syndrome.” It is caused by the heel nerve becoming inflamed.

If you’re experiencing heel pain, it’s best to see a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Podiatrists specialise in the care of feet and ankles and they can provide you with a treatment plan to manage your heel pain.

Benefits of our treatment for heel pain and plantar fasciitis:

  • Improved foot and ankle range of motion
  • Reduced heel pain
  • Improved shock absorption
  • Improved balance and coordination.
  • Keep wearing the shoes you love
  • Don’t need orthotics
  • Avoid the need for cortisone which is only a bandaid approach anyway
  • Fix the underlying cause

The reality is that in the vast majority of cases there is no need to stop walking due to heel pain as the treatment can be effective without stopping the things you love.

If you think you might have heel pain, don’t delay in seeking treatment.

Our number is 89669300 or visit our website https://sydneyfootsolutions.com.au

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