Heel Pain Treatment

Is Your Heel Pain Affecting Your First Steps?

Does Your Heel Pain Affect Your Lifestyle?

Do You Want To Be Pain Free?

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Why Do I Have Heel Pain?

When the joints in the feet are misaligned then 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.

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.

Why Are My 1st Steps Painful?

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 do to the plantar fascia. This results in more inflammation and more pain.

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 the right treatment for you.

Have You Treated Many People With Heel Pain?

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

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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.

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.

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Why Do You Use X-Rays?

Heel Pain Podiatry Gold CoastX-rays are an essential way to see the internal alignment of the joints.

This is an extreme example of a foot that is in the wrong position and has problems.

When the foot is out of alignment in one place it is often out of alignment in other places.

This causes tearing and straining of the tissues, which leads to pain.

What Are Heel Spurs?

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A spur develops when the tissues are trying to tear themselves out of the bone and the body is trying to hold onto them by laying 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?

severs disease treatmentChildren with heel pain are often given the diagnosis Sever’s disease.

The pain usually intensifies with high impact activities, like sports, and decreases with rest.

Sever’s is not an actual disease, but a misalignment of the joints causing the growth plate in the heel to tear.

Your Hip To Toe Podiatrists and Physiotherapists have treated hundreds of children, getting them back to sports without heel pain and without orthotics.

You Don’t Have To Live With Heel Pain!

Getting up in the morning and getting up after rest can be excruciating.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Everyday our podiatrists and physiotherapists see misaligned joints causing 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.

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 podiatry exercises we are addressing the underlying problem.

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

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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 your Gold Coast Podiatrist and Physiotherapist 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, we prefer to realign the joints internally rather than rely on an orthotic device.

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 help in this situation. Your podiatrist can advise on 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. 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 barefoot on the beautiful Gold Coast beaches pain free.  

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