Podiatrists Heal Heel Pain

Posted 3 Feb '20

Podiatrists Heal Heel Pain

If you’ve been lucky enough to escape heel pain- amazing! We honestly hope you don’t ever experience the crippling, exhausting pain that can make every step of your day unbearable. Sadly heel pain is really common as your feet take the brunt of your busy life and logically the impact of that will show.

Time when heel pain can hit-

  • The first few steps in the morning. We have heard stories from our patients who dread standing up each day due to the fear of the pain.
  • Cooking dinner. Even standing up for 20 minutes to cook the dinner has reduced some of our patients to tears.
  • Sport stopping pain. The random moments when the stabbing pain stops you in your tracks meaning that you can’t continue doing the sports you love. This may continue for 24 hours afterwards which is really frustrating as by limiting your activities can really affect your mental health.
  • Constant dail pain. Standing for long hours as part of your job? You may feel a constant dull soreness or even the opposite, occasional pin pricks. Either way this will really get you down.

Heel pain is a complicated issue; the foot and ankle have a lot going on within a small space of the body. Working out exactly where the pain is coming from is tricky- which is why you need an expert!

Your heel pain could be from over 20 different conditions each needing different diagnostic assessments and treatments.

Over the next two weeks a national campaign is running to increase awareness of heel pain,  helping people to realise there are ways to treat it and podiatrists have the expert knowledge to do this. We will be focusing on the main conditions on our social media so please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to read all of these posts.

One of the heel pain conditions that most people think of is plantar fasciitis. We wrote a blog about it, click here to read it. Plantar fasciitis is often incorrectly self-diagnosed, the pain you feel could also easily be a heel spur, muscle tear, tendonitis or bursitis. 

The treatment you require depends on what we diagnose but common options include mobilisations, exercise, orthotics and shockwave therapy. If you do not have time to book an appointment at the moment we do not want your suffering at home, click here to read our top 5 things to try at home to ease your heel pain.

You can call us or book an appointment with us online.

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