Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis

Is one of the most common causes of foot pain. This condition occurs when the plantar fascia becomes damaged or unable to handle overuse associated with sporting or occupational demands. As every foot is different, each person’s treatments for this condition are tailored to target the specific cause of this conditions. We offer various solutions such as physical rehabilitation, footwear advice, strapping, orthotic therapy, ESWT shockwave therapy and Injection therapy.

Heel Spurs

Bone spurs are bony projections that develop along various parts of our calcaneus (Heel bone). They can commonly form under the foot near the origin of the plantar fascia or at the back within the attachment of the achilles tendon. They can form due to a large number of mechanical or systemic factors. They cause pain as they can irritate the overlying soft tissue or fascia. Treatment varies upon the location and size. To see what options are available to reduce pain associated with these spurs a consultation with our podiatrists is recommended.

Nerve Entrapments

Apart from plantar fasciitis and heel spurs there are often entrapments of the nerves within our foot that can lead to prolonged heel pain. Often these nerve entrapments are missed in the diagnoses leading to patient frustration and many failed treatments.Typical heel pain treatments can often aggravate this condition. Our podiatrists are skilled and experienced in recognising and managing the various types of nerve entrapments that can be the underlying cause of heel pain.