Heel Pain

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What is Heel Pain?

Heel pain is a prevalent discomfort experienced under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel bone. It has several causes, each resulting in different pain sensations. At Podiatry & Injury Clinic, our expert Sydney-based podiatrists are proficient in diagnosing and treating various causes of heel pain, aiding in your journey towards optimal foot health.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain can result from various factors, including daily activities and specific medical conditions. Commonly, heel pain is triggered by wearing ill-fitting shoes, prolonged standing, or high-impact activities like running and jumping.

Medical conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and bursitis are common culprits of heel pain. Moreover, certain systemic diseases like arthritis and nerve issues can also contribute to the discomfort.

What triggers pain in the foot’s heel?

A broad ligament, situated underneath the foot’s sole, extends from the heel bone to the foot’s ball. When this ligament undergoes undue strain or pull, it begins to separate from the heel gradually, leading to micro-tears. This slow process of ligament tear results in inflammation.

Persistent damage to the ligament may stimulate the deposition of calcium near the heel, forming a bone spur. This is an attempt by the body to reconnect the torn fibres to the heel. Although the bone spur itself is devoid of nerve endings and doesn’t induce pain, its presence may indicate long-term inflammatory conditions.

The inflammation of this plantar fascia ligament is referred to as Plantar Fasciosis, or more commonly as Plantar Fasciitis or Plantar Fasciosis. This condition is a primary cause of pain in the majority of cases.

Why Choose Us

At the Podiatry & Injury Clinic, we don’t just treat conditions – we treat people. Our Sydney podiatrists understand that each individual’s situation is unique, and so should be their treatment. We focus on creating personalised treatment plans aimed at alleviating your discomfort and promoting healing.

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Our comprehensive approach to treating Heel Pain sets us apart as a trusted Sydney podiatrist. From thorough examination and diagnosis to custom-tailored treatment plans, we take each step meticulously to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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If you suffer from any foot condition or experience pain, come and see our friendly experts at the Podiatry and Injury Clinic

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Our Sydney podiatrist is expert at diagnosing and fixing Heel Pain, and helping you recover from any related injuries.

Symptoms of Heel Pain

Symptoms of heel pain can differ based on the underlying cause. Typically, one might experience a sharp pain, especially upon waking up in the morning or after sitting for prolonged periods. There might be inflammation or swelling at the back or bottom of the heel and difficulty walking or standing for long periods.

Complications of Heel Pain

If left untreated, heel pain can lead to chronic discomfort and other complications such as stress fractures, tendinopathy, or difficulties in walking that can affect your overall posture and alignment. At Podiatry & Injury Clinic, our aim is to prevent these complications by offering timely and effective heel pain treatment in Sydney.

Preventing Heel Pain

Preventive measures for heel pain include wearing well-fitting, supportive shoes, maintaining a healthy weight, and regular foot and leg exercises to strengthen the muscles. Rest and ice can also help prevent flare-ups of heel pain, especially for those with an active lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I seek professional help for heel pain?

It’s essential to seek professional help if your heel pain persists beyond a few weeks, intensifies over time, or inhibits your daily activities.

What treatment options are available at Podiatry & Injury Clinic for heel pain?

Our expert Sydney podiatrists offer a variety of heel pain treatments, including custom orthotics, physiotherapy, suitable footwear recommendations, and in some cases, surgery.

Can heel pain be a sign of a more serious condition?

In some cases, yes. Persistent heel pain can be indicative of an underlying condition like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis or a bone fracture, warranting immediate professional attention.
At Podiatry & Injury Clinic, we’re committed to addressing your podiatric needs. If you’re troubled by persistent heel pain, get in touch with our skilled Sydney podiatrists today.



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