Heel pain / Plantar fasciitis
Heel pain can be excruciating. It often start as a ‘bruised feeling’ when weight bearing in the morning or when getting out of a chair or car. There is strong link between the amount of time you spend on your feet, your body weight and loss of flexibility in your ankle (ankle equinus). What we are good at is restoring joint mobility and muscle flexibility (in particular to your ankle, big toe joint) which in turn will allow you to walk freer and alleviate your heel pain.
We have many tools to tackle this often persistent severe heel pain:
- Manual therapies – fix the muscle and joints and the pain will go away
- Orthotics – we often prefer to use semi-customised orthotics ($55-90) as they are only needed for symptom relief and not long term function.
- Education and tips of how to reduce pain, relevant stretches (in particular the calf and foot muscles), how to walk properly
- Footwear education – supportive, cushioned and good fitting
- And much more…
Other conditions helped by restoring joint mobility and muscle flexibility (in particular to your ankle, big toe joint) are:
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Sever’s Disease
- knee pain
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Stress Fractures