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Heel Pain Treatment

Does Your Heel Pain Affect Your Lifestyle?

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Why Do I Have Heel Pain?

When the joints in the feet are misaligned the muscles and tissues inserting into the heel are straining and tearing. It is like the plantar fascia is trying to tear itself out of the heel bone.

What Is The Plantar Fascia?

The plantar fascia is the long thin band of tissue that runs from the heel bone into the ball of the foot.

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Do I Have Heel Pain Or Plantar Fasciitis?

Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Painful Heel Spurs are usually the result of the same cause. The heel pain is caused by the plantar fascia tearing which can lead to plantar fasciiits and can sometimes lead to the development of a heel spur.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis means an inflammation of the plantar fascia. It is usually caused by the plantar fascia tearing leading to an inflammatory response as the body tries to heal the damage.

Why Are My First Steps Each Day Painful?

Heel pain usually comes first thing in the morning, or after resting for a period of time, because the plantar fascia shortens while at rest, but then tears upon rising.

Why Is Activity Painful?

The more activity you do, the more damage you’ll do to the plantar fascia. This results in more inflammation and more pain.

Have You Treated Many People With Heel Pain?

Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain and Painful Heel Spurs are the most common complaints we see at our clinic.

How Can you Help Me?

At your initial consultation your practitioner will look for the underlying cause of your heel pain. They will conduct a number of tests to correctly diagnose you and come up with a personalised treatment plan for you.

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Why Do You Use X-Rays?

X-rays are an essential way to see the internal alignment of the joints.

This is an extreme example of a problematic foot which is misaligned in the wrong position. This misalignment often causes tearing and straining of the tissues, which leads to pain. When the foot is out of alignment, the body is often out of alignment in other places. Misaligned feet can also cause misalignment in the ankles, knees and hips, potentially causing pain or other issues in other parts of the body as well.​

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What Are Heel Spurs?

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A heel spur develops when the foot tissue is under so much strain that it starts to tear off the bone.

The body attempts to reinforce the tissues by developing down a bony spur. The more tearing, the bigger the spur.

The spur itself is not painful. The painful part is the tissues tearing out of the bone and the body building up the spur.

What Is Sever’s Disease?

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A heel spur develops when the foot tissue is under so much strain that it starts to tear off the bone.

The body attempts to reinforce the tissues by developing down a bony spur. The more tearing, the bigger the spur.

The spur itself is not painful.

The painful part is the tissues tearing out of the bone and the body building up the spur.

What Can Be Done About Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain & Heel Spurs?

By realigning the joints in the feet, knees and hips with hands-on adjustments and with specialised exercises, we can address the underlying problem.

This can stop the tearing, stop the heel spur building and stop the pain.

You Don’t Have To Live With Heel Pain!

Getting up in the morning and getting up after rest can be excruciating if you experience pain in your feet and heels.

But it doesn’t have to be!

Every day our podiatrists and physiotherapists see patients with misaligned joints which cause them to experience heel pain.

Our podiatry treatment has helped thousands of clients get out of bed pain-free.

Our clients are able to walk barefoot and in high heels because their feet are working more efficiently.

While other podiatry treatments focus on orthotics, we know there are other ways to treat heel pain which can give you freedom to wear the shoes you want, or to wear no shoes at all.

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What you NEED To Know About Heel Pain

1. It will NOT go away by itself

This is a common misconception. While rest and reducing activities can help, this condition does not usually self-correct.

When the foot is out of alignment and causing the tissues to tear then your podiatrist can identify and correct the alignment.

2. What you can do immediately

Rolling your foot back and forth on a frozen water bottle for 15 minutes can give temporary relief, by reducing the inflammation. However, it will not “FIX” the problem.

There are a number of podiatry exercises that our Gold Coast Podiatrists and Physiotherapists can give you to help with this condition.

3. Orthotics

Some people are given orthotics at a podiatry clinic to help with this condition. However, at Hip To Toe, where possible, we prefer to realign the joints internally rather than relying on an external orthotic device. We believe this gives you the maximum freedom and the best long-term outcome.

4. Shoes vs Barefoot

Good quality, supportive shoes can help because they offer external support. When we are barefoot on hard surfaces such as concrete or tiles, this can be very damaging to the feet. Our feet were not designed to walk barefoot on concrete so shoes do help in this situation. Your podiatrist can advise you on suitable footwear at your appointment. 

5. Gold Coast Beaches

On The Gold Coast we like to walk barefoot on the beach. However, walking barefoot on the sand can be a problem for some people. If the foot is rolling too much then walking barefoot will allow the foot to roll even more. Our aim is to get you walking correctly so you can walk barefoot on the beautiful Gold Coast beaches pain-free.  

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